Social and Environmental Epidemiology Webinar
Bakulski & Needham - Social and Environmental Epidemiology Webinar Monday February 5, 2018 3pm - 4pm.
We invite you to join us on Monday, February 5 at 3:00 p.m. (EST) for a virtual session featuring Dr. Kelly M. Bakulski and Dr. Belinda L. Needham. They will speak about the General Epidemiology and Occupational/Environmental Epidemiology MPH Tracks, how chemical and non-chemical stressors affect your health, and how the UM Department of Epidemiology prepares students for exciting careers.
Dr. Bakulski is a Research Assistant Professor of Epidemiology. Her goal is to understand the genetic and environmental causes of neurological disorders throughout the life course. Dr. Bakulski’s current research investigates the in utero effects of environmental exposures, such as metals and one-carbon metabolites, on the newborn epigenome, transcriptome, and ultimately risk of autism spectrum disorders. In addition, she studies the interactions between multiple pollutant exposures and genetics in aging populations on the risk of cognitive decline.
Dr. Needham is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health. Her research focuses on health disparities. In general, members of socially disadvantaged groups have worse mental and physical health than those who have higher social status. Her work seeks to identify, explain, and reduce gender, socioeconomic, racial/ethnic, and sexual orientation health disparities. Her primary research goals are: (1) To use novel approaches to assess health disparities across the life course, (2) To identify the social structural, psychological, behavioral, and physiological mechanisms by which social disadvantage leads to health disparities, and (3) To develop and test interventions to reduce the effect of social disadvantage on morbidity and mortality.
You will not need to install any software for the session. Once you register, a confirmation will be sent to your email with a date and time reminder, a hyperlink for the info session, and instructions for logging in. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.