DOHaD Epidemiologic Research for Population Health


Conduct public health research on strategies to prevent or mitigate adverse early life developmental processes. Our research focuses on exposures and health outcomes within and across generations, particularly for socially vulnerable populations.

Contribute scientific understanding of how to reduce disease in communities and health disparities that result from early life developmental processes, especially in socially vulnerable populations.

Translate biological and clinical research findings about DOHaD into novel hypotheses for population research; study potential intervention levers that can be applied to communities; conceptualize, develop and test community interventions and social policies; communicate findings to policymakers and community members.

Use population health research to identify (a) biological mechanisms that need to be explored and (b) exposures and health outcomes that are most critical in communities and most detrimental to socially vulnerable populations.

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Membership Students

Sarah Andrea, M.P.H.; Ph.D. student
Dissertation topic:The Tipping Point: an exploration of the effects of subminimum wage on maternal and child health

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Thomas Tandy and Kacey Potis; M.P.H. Epidemiology students
Research assistantship and mentored research:
Does dietary composition vary by birth weight?

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Thomas Jeanne, M.P.H., M.D.
MPH thesis:Prenatal overnutrition magnifies estimated effects of physical activity on cardiovascular risk

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Training opportunities and conferences

DOHaD Epi course - more details available soon

Seminar/RIP schedule