Dr. Carol R. Gardner
This course will introduce students to the importance and effects of environmental exposures in early life on health and development. A central focus of this course is the discovery of, mechanisms underlying, and the prevention of diseases in children that are associated with exposures to harmful contaminants in the environment. A brief introduction to developmental toxicology and the influence of environmental exposures in early life on health and development across the entire human life span with an emphasis on “windows of toxicity” will be presented. How healthy environments protect children’s health and nurture growth and development will also be discussed.