Impact of Housing on Pubertal Timing

Farah Dahdabhoy, student, Dr. Maida Galvez, mentor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Departments of Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics

An assessment of the Relationship Between Environmental Risk Factors and Malnutrition in Children Born from Teenage Mothers in Chipata Compound of Lusaka District

Chalwe Chanda, student, Nosiku Sipilanyambe Munyinda, mentor, University of Zambia School of Medicine, Department of Public Health

Environmental Factors That Triggers Asthma in African-American Children in Low-Income Communities in Fort Valley, GA.

Jasmine Williams, student, Dr. Saul Mofya, mentor, Fort Valley State University, Dept.of Veterinary Science and Public Health

Healthy Home Environment, Low-Income Children and Primary Care Medical Homes
Xin Hu, student, Dr. Laurie Gaydos, mentor, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, Department of Health Policy and Management

Racial and SES Disparities in Populations Surrounding Nuclear Power Plants

Student: Christina Sauer Mentor: Pamela J. Maxson PhD, Children’s Environmental Health Initiative School of Natural Resources and Environment University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Endocrine Modulation & Metal Exposure: Long Term Effects on the Children of Agricultural Working Mothers in Thailand.
Grant Walter, student, Dr. Dana Boyd-Barr, mentor, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Department of Environmental Health


The Family Check Up in a Pediatric Clinic: An Integrated Care Delivery Model to Improve Child Behaviors in the Home Environment.

Courtney Smith, student, Dr. Karen Schetzina, mentor, East Tennessee State University Department of Pediatrics

The Determinants of Access to Healthcare Services in Georgia.
Shruthi Satyamurthy, student, Dr. Daniel Montanera, mentor, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State UniversitY

Tackling Lead Poisoning and Community Intervention

Guest Speaker: Maria Jose Moll, MD, MSc,
Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, Montevideo, Uruguay


Implementing Community Supports to Lessen Health Disparities at Kindergarten Entry for Very Preterm Survivors

Amelia Dmowska, student, Dr. Michael Msall, mentor, University of Chicago Medicine-Comer Children’s Hospital

Mitigating Effects of Positive Learning Environment on Early Life Exposure to ETS on Neurodevelopment in Children.

Madeleine Hopson, student, Dr. Julie Herbstman, mentor, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences

Closing Health Disparities Through a Multi-Level Approach.
Naeemah Ruffin, student, Dr. Cappy Collins, mentor, SUNY Stony Brook, Center of Excellence in Children’s Environmental Health at Stony Brook

The Family Check Up in a Pediatric Clinic: An Integrated Care Delivery Model to Improve Child Behaviors in the Home Environment.
Courtney Smith, student, Dr. Karen Schetzina, mentor, East Tennessee State University Department of Pediatrics

Break the Cycle of Environmental Health Disparities in Children

BREAK THE CYCLE is a collaborative interdisciplinary research and training program to cultivate leadership in children’s environmental health disparities. The target populations are communities where the environmental hazards are related to circumstances of social and economic disadvantage.



Guest Speaker :

Bruce Lanphear, MD, MPH

Bruce Lanphear, MD, MPH, is a Clinician Scientist at the Child & Family Research Institute, BC Children’s Hospital and Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia.  His primary goal is to help quantify and ultimately prevent disease and disability - like asthma, learning problems and ADHD - due to exposures to environmental contaminants and pollutants.  Over the past decade, Dr. Lanphear has become increasingly vexed by our inability to control the “pandemic of consumption” – the largely preventable, worldwide epidemic of chronic disease and disability due to industrial pollutants, environmental contaminants and excess consumption. He is leading an effort to build an online Atlas of Environmental Health to enhance public understanding of how environmental influences impact human health.  


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The Impact of Toxins on the Developing Brain

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