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An epigenetic approach to understanding effects of malnutrition on immune system development and function

Developing countries are facing an emerging health concern known as the double burden of malnutrition (DBM). Children are exposed to low...

From Society to Cell: Exploring the Social Exposome to Reduce Inequalities in Child Health and Development in Canada

In UNICEF’s recent Report Card that assessed child well-being, Canada ranked only 30 out of 38 high income countries. Despite being the 5th most...

Using Baby Teeth to Quantify Prenatal and Early Childhood Exposures

The purpose of this study is to determine if we can use teeth to understand an individual’s early life environments and experiences, in particular exposure to substances found in our environment, like lead.

Metabolomics-Guided Social Exposome Study to Identify Critical environmental Exposures for Child Health and Development in Canada

Despite being one of the most prosperous countries in the world, Canada has unsatisfied performance in measuring children’s health and safety, as...