Children’s Health and Exposure Analysis Resource Core

The ECHO Children’s Health and Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR) Core serves as a consortium resource for laboratory analyses of personal environmental exposures in biological samples from the ECHO-wide cohort. This core builds off the existing CHEAR resource, an established infrastructure for comprehensive exposure analysis of biological samples to provide:

1) Rigorous assessment of a range of environmental exposures, xenobiotics, physiological measurements, and other biological indicators of environmental exposure in biological samples.

2) Support for project tracking and data flow from the CHEAR Labs to ECHO investigators and Data Analysis Center.

These resources are an integral component of the ECHO program in providing state-of-the-art analytical support to measure environmental exposures for the existing cohorts solicited under ECHO.

CHEAR Leaders

 

Labs

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, New York

Principal Investigator: Robert Wright

 

RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Principal Investigator: Timothy Fennell

 

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Principal Investigators: Stephen Hecht; Lisa Peterson

 

Wadsworth Center, Albany, New York

Principal Investigator: Kenneth Aldous

 

Coordinating Center

Westat, Inc., Rockville, Maryland

Principal Investigator: Barbara O’Brien

 

Data Center

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, New York

Principal Investigator: Susan Teitelbaum