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Emily Oken: Using Cohort Studies to Understand Joint Effects of the Environment and Lifestyle on Health
May 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Using Cohort Studies to Understand Joint Effects of the Environment and Lifestyle on Health
Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Inc
Speaker Bio: Dr. Oken was trained in internal medicine and pediatrics and is currently a Professor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, and in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Oken Directs the Division of Chronic Disease Research Across the Lifecourse within the Department of Population Medicine. Her research focuses on the influences of nutrition and other environmental factors during pregnancy and early childhood on pregnancy outcomes as well as long-term maternal and child health, especially cardiometabolic health, cognitive development, asthma, and atopy. Since 2016 she has led Project Viva, a pre-birth cohort study that has followed pregnant women and their children since 1999. Project Viva is currently conducting in follow-up visits with teens aged 17-19 and their moms. The team is doing a fantastic job weathering the challenges of transition to remote data collection.
Date: Wednesday, May 13, 1 to 2pm