Center for the Investigation of Environmental Hazards
At NYU Langone’s Center for the Investigation of Environmental Hazards, researchers are advancing our understanding of how exposure to elements in the surrounding environment influences child health.
In this unique multidisciplinary effort that spans NYU Langone and other NYU schools and colleges, investigators from the Division of Environmental Pediatrics, the Department of Population Health, and the Center for Human Genetics and Genomics collaborate with other researchers to study the way environmental exposures that happen throughout childhood affect neurodevelopment, cancer, obesity, and reproductive health later in life.
Similar to how mapping the human genome and the field of genomics have improved our understanding of genetic diseases, researchers at our center aim to do the same for the human exposome. We measure how different environmental factors, including food, air and water pollution, and prescription medications, can affect individuals depending on genetic profile.
Better understanding these relationships is key to determining why some people get sick from environmental exposures while others do not. Recent advances, including a wealth of data related to the environment, health, and genetics, along with new technologies in the fields of epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics, mean we are better poised to study both the effects of these environmental exposures and the biological markers that may predict health outcomes.
At the Center for the Investigation of Environmental Hazards, we are improving the dialogue between environmental scientists and physicians who practice clinical medicine. Our goal is to translate research findings about the human exposome into information the public can understand and use.
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Director, Division of Environmental Pediatrics
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics
The Jim G. Hendrick, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics
Professor, Departments of Environmental Medicine and Population Health
Research interests: pediatrics; epidemiology; environmental exposures; endocrine disruptors; childhood obesity; cardiovascular risk factors
Assistant Professor of Environmental Public Health Sciences, NYU College of Global Public Health
Assistant Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Research interests: water quality; wastewater treatment; detection and control of waterborne pathogens; natural and engineered disinfection processes; sustainable sanitation systems
Associate Professor, Departments of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Population Health
Research interests: human developmental neuroscience; developmental diseases origins; the impact of the environment on human neurobehavioral and health trajectories; perinatal and developmental neuroimaging
Clinical Associate Professor of Epidemiology, NYU College of Global Public Health
Research interests: social epidemiology; mixed-method research; public health policy; community-based projects; environmental public health services; health disparities; minority health
Director, Institute for Computational Medicine
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: cancer; computational biology; developmental genetics; genomics; microbiome; systems biology; single-cell transcriptomics; gene expression atlas construction; genome evolution