1050 Wishard Blvd.
My research focus is on the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD)/Baker Hypothesis that postulates on the fetal origins of adult disease. I hope to add evidence to the body of knowledge that hypothesize that exposure to environmental toxins during early period of development and growth have adverse effects later in life. Thus, my research focuses on the effects of environmental exposure to heavy metals such as lead in children and the subsequent health outcomes in adults. I aim to develop a system to determine the effects of lead exposure due to environmental contamination from water, soil, paint, Superfund sites, occupational exposure, chemicals and byproducts of industry waste. My aim is to move the body of evidence from theoretical/bench-top towards public health practice so that health scientist can better determine risks associated with environmental exposure to toxins, health outcomes, populations at risk and how to prevent further incidences of disease, behavior or transmission in people with the disease or outcome.