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The Cincinnati Children's Environmental Health Center was established to conduct research and training aimed at reducing disease and disability in children caused by environmental hazards. The center’s goal is to promote health and prevent disease by conducting research on environmental antecedents of diseases that originate in childhood, especially environmental hazards. The center seeks new collaborators who are interested in the study of environmental exposures and child health, development and behavior.
Currently, the center is researching the impact of prenatal and early postnatal exposures to a variety of environmental toxicants and residential hazards on the health, development and behaviors of children enrolled in the HOME Study.
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Young children are more vulnerable to exposures to environmental toxins because of their frequent hand to mouth behaviors.
Most childhood injuries occur at home, accounting for over 13 million clinic visits and more than 4 million emergency visits each year in the United States.
Even the smallest amounts of tobacco smoke could affect a child’s health, development, and behaviors.
The center is currently supported by grants from the federal government, via the National Institutes of Health, as well as grants from private foundations dedicated to research.
A Community-Based Trial to Prevent Lead Poisoning and Residential InjuriesNIEHS, R01 ES014575PI: Bruce Lanphear, MD, MPH, Cincinnati Children’s
Neurobehavioral Effects of Insecticide Exposure in Pregnancy and Early ChildhoodNIEHS, R01 ES015517PI : Kimberly Yolton, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s
Low Level Prenatal Exposure and Infant WheezeFlight Attendant Medical Research Institute, FAMRI 062435_YCSAPI: Adam Spanier, MD, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
Prenatal Low Level Tobacco & Phthalate Exposure & Childhood Respiratory HealthNIEHS, K23 ES016304-01 PI: Adam Spanier, MD, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
Pooled Analysis of Organophosphate Metabolites, DDE, and Prenatal Chemical Exposures and Birth Outcomes and Neurodevelopment for the Centers of Children’s Environmental Health ResearchNIEHS, P01 ES009605PI: Brenda Eskenazi, PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Mechanisms of Pesticide-Induced Neurobehavioral Deficits: Relevance to ADHDNIEHS ViCTER, 3R01 ES015991-04S1PI: Jason Richardson, PhD, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Cincinnati Children’s Environmental Health Center GrantNIEHS, P01 ES 11261PI: Bruce Lanphear, MD, MPH, Cincinnati Children’s
Tobacco Smoke and Early Human NeurobehaviorFlight Attendant Medical Research Institute, FAMRI 062620_CIAPI: Kimberly Yolton, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s
Childhood Residential Injury and Caregiver SupervisionNICHD, K23 HD045770PI: Kieran J Phelan, MD, MS, Cincinnati Children’s
Role of Environmental Chemicals on Lactation OutcomesNIEHS, K23 ES014691PI: Sheela Geraghty, MD, MS, Cincinnati Children’s
Kimberly Yolton, PhDAssociate ProfessorGeneral & Community PediatricsPhone: 513-636-2815Email: email@example.com
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