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Leo Trasande: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: A Costly Public Health Threat with Opportunities for Policy Prevention
October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: A Costly Public Health Threat with Opportunities for Policy Prevention
Leo Trasande, MD, MPP
NYU School of Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics
About the Speaker:
Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP is a professor in the departments of Pediatrics, Environmental Medicine, and Public Health at New York University, and is a leader in children’s environmental health researcher. His research focuses on the roles of environmental exposures in childhood obesity, and on the economic costs of failing to address these environmental factors to prevent diseases in children proactively.
Dr. Trasande received his bachelors, medical, and public policy degrees from Harvard University. He also completed the Boston Combined Residency in Pediatrics and a legislative fellowship in the Office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Outcome Areas: Obesity; Neurodevelopment
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 1 to 2pm
Dr. Trasande will discuss how endocrine disruptors are involved in obesity, growth development, and neurodevelopment, and will touch on the policy implications.