Epidemiology: The Science of Measuring Health and its Influences
The coronavirus pandemic has brought epidemiology into the spotlight. But we have been here for decades, working to track health and disease, and to disentangle the many factors influencing health, factors beyond health care, from your genes to your neighborhood. Get a glimpse of the science of improving the public’s health: epidemiology.
Dr. Amy Kalkbrenner uses epidemiologic methods to study how exposures to environmental pollutants during pregnancy cause poor birth outcomes (such as preterm birth) or neurodevelopmental disorders (like autism). She especially focuses on airborne exposures, such as traffic-related pollutants like fine ... read more