Children's Environmental Health Network
CEHN 2015 Research Conference

Conference Follow Ups:


Two radio interviews conducted as a result of the conference:

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Engage in an event that explores

  • How the interaction between food and environmental factors affect children’s health
    • Micro-level factors such as nutrient-mediated microbiome effects
    • Macro-level influences such as contaminants rising from modern food production practices
  • Policy, regulatory, and further research implications

Who Should Attend

Research scientists, epidemiologists, public health and health care professionals, and students in all related disciplines

Conference Co-Chairs

Cynthia Bearer, MD, PhD (CEHN Board Chair)
Mary Gray Cobey Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Neonatology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Rick Finnell, PhD (CEHN Board Member)
Professor, Nutritional Sciences and Chemistry and Biochemistry
Director, Genomic Research-Dell Children's Medical Center
The University of Texas at Austin
Eduard Poels, PhD
Sr. Director, DSM Nutritional Products
Robert Lawrence, MD
Director of the Center for a Livable Future
Johns Hopkins University
J. Routt Reigart, MD (CEHN Founding Board Chair)
Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
Medical University of South Carolina

Committee Members

Kimberly Gray, Ph.D., Health Scientist Administrator, NIEHS
David Wallinga, MD, Founder at Healthy Food Action; Cofounder, Steering
Committee Physician at Keep Antibiotics Working: the Campaign to End
Antibiotic Overuse
Nica Louie, M.S., Project Officer, EPA’s National Center for Environmental Research (NCER)
Barbara Sattler, RN, DrPH, FANN, Professor, MPH Program, University of
San Francisco
Suzanne C. Fitzpatrick, PhD, DABT, Senior Advisor for Toxicology, Senior
Science Advisory Staff, Office of the Center Director, Center for Food
Safety & Applied Nutrition US Food and Drug Administration

CEHN Staff

Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, MPH
Executive Director
Kristie Trousdale, MPH
Program Manager



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