IMPROVEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
THROUGH WORLDWIDE COLLABORATIONS
SELECTED ON-GOING PROJECTS
Child Health in South Africa
Impact of genetics, epigenetics and environmental risk factors
Collaboration with Heather Zar, Dan Stein, Aneesa Vanker and many other wonderful colleagues at the University of Cape Town &
Michael Kobor and his lab at the University of British Columbia
Link to our recent preprint on neonatal biomarkers for neurodevelopmental delay.
Link to our recent publication on indoor air pollution, genetics and lung function.
More information about the study population can be found here.
Child Development in Europe
Impact of genetics and sociodemographic and environmental risk factors
Collaboration with the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS, Bremen, Germany and the IDEFICS/I.Family consortia.
Link to our recent preprint.
Dementia and Late-Life Depression
Impact of genetics and epigenetics
Link to our recent preprint on DNA methylation and cognitive decline.
Link to our recent publication on DNA methylation and late-life depression.
Air Pollution and Cognitive Function in the Emory Healthy Aging Study
HERCULES Pilot Project
Collaboration with Stefanie Ebelt and Lance Waller from the RSPH at Emory University.
Research assistants: Zhenjiang Li (PhD student in Environmental Health Sciences, RSPH) and Grace Christensen (PhD student in Epidemiology)
More details about the project can be found here.
COVID-19 in Individuals with Down Syndrome
T21RS COVID-19 initiative
International initiative to better understand the risk and to formulate appropriate recommendations to protect individuals with Down syndrome against COVID-19.
More details about the project and some preliminary results can be found here.