Group Leader: Dr. Joseph Braun, Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Current Group Members: Dr. Nan Li, Dr. Samantha Kingsley, Dr. Medina Jackson-Browne, Dr. Clara Sears, Dr. Melissa Eliot, Geetika Kalloo, Julie Skarha
Does exposure to environmental pollutants during fetal development, infancy, or childhood affect the risk of disease and well being across the lifespan? How does exposure to toxic chemicals change over the lifespan and what can people do to reduce their exposure?
In the Center for Environmental Health and Technology, our team is answering these questions using several studies from the United States and Canada. These studies (i.e., prospective cohort studies) have enrolled women in early pregnancy (or before pregnancy in some cases) and followed them and their children over time. We have specifically been trying to address questions regarding the patterns, determinants, biological pathways, and health effects of environmental chemical exposures.