Thematic seminar on CRIBS project vas enriched with two lectures.

Dr. Kelly J. Hunt, Professor and Division Leader of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina held a lecture: “Impact of intrauterine and early life exposures on childhood obesity: ECHO-FGS”

Dr. Hunt has worked extensively on a number of large epidemiologic cohort studies as well as a number of family studies. Dr. Hunt has extensive experience in designing, implementing and utilizing large observational cohort studies which are inherently collaborative in nature with much of her work focused on genetic and early life determinants of cardiometabolic disease. Her personal area of research interest and expertise is the epidemiology of diabetes with a specific focus on gestational diabetes, cardiometabolic risk and biomarker prediction. She teaches advanced epidemiologic Methods.

Dr. Michael S. Bloom, Associate Professor, Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University held a lecture: ”Maternal exposure to developmental obesogens and sources of children’s exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals in the ECHO-FGS”

Dr. Bloom’s research focuses on the intersection of environmental pollutants and human health in the U.S. and abroad. He is an epidemiologist, especially interested in the effects of endocrine disrupting compounds on human reproduction and fetal development, and on the disproportionate impacts of these agents among vulnerable populations.