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Your Environment. Your Health.

Biomarker Epidemiology of In Utero Environmental Exposures and Child Development

Parent Title:
Center for Research on Early Childhood Exposure and Development in Puerto Rico (CRECE)
Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Meeker, John D
University of Michigan (Northeastern University Prime)
Most Recent Award Year:
Lifestage of Participants:
Exposure: Prenatal; Adulthood (mother)
Assessment: Prenatal; Infant (0-1 year); Youth (1-18 years, specifically through 4 years of age)
Air Pollutants: Not specified
Metals: Not specified
Non-Chemical Stress: Maternal stress; Effect modification by socioeconomic status
Personal Care/Consumer Products: Parabens; Phenols
Health Outcomes:
Birth Outcomes: Preterm birth
Fetal and child growth:
Immune Outcomes: Inflammation
Neurological/Cognitive Outcomes: Neurodevelopmental outcomes
Other: Endocrine disruption
Oxidative stress:
Reproductive Outcomes: Reproductive development
Respiratory Outcomes: Lung function
Biological Sample:
Plasma (mother); Serum (mother); Urine (mother)

Related NIEHS-Funded Study Populations

Center for Research on Early Childhood Exposure and Development in Puerto Rico (CRECE)

Principal Investigator:
Alshawabkeh, Akram ; Cordero, Jose F; Meeker, John | Study Population Page Study Population c283
Northeastern University, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, University of Georgia, University of Michigan
Puerto Rico
Number of Participants::
510 children
Brief Description::
This is cohort study examining how specific environmental exposures and other factors, such as psychosocial stress, affect the health and development of infants and children living in Puerto Rico. Researchers are conducting a follow-up study of 510 children from birth through age four. This cohort is a subset of 1,200 mother-child pairs initially recruited and followed through the Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT) birth cohort.
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