CfA seminar: Psychological Stress & Developmental Programming of Chronic Respiratory Disease: Independent and Synergistic Effects
Speaker: Professor Rosalind Wright, Department of Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA
Coffee and tea served from 15:30.
Host: Assoc. Prof. Erik Melén, Institute of Environmental Medicine
About the speaker:
Dr. Wright holds the Horace W. Goldsmith Professorship in Children's Health Research and is Professor of Pediatrics at Kravis Children's Hospital at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Dean for Translational Biomedical Sciences for the Mount Sinai Health System. Dr. Wright is a pulmonologist and developmental epidemiologist with transdisciplinary training in environmental health and stress mechanisms. She has a primary interest in early life (prenatal and early childhood) predictors of developmental diseases with lifelong consequences including asthma, obesity, neurobehavioral development, and lung growth and development. Dr Wright's research program explores underlying mechanisms by incorporating biomarkers of physiological pathways through which psychological stress as well as chemical stressors may influence health (e.g., altered hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis functioning, altered maturation of the immune system, disruption of the autonomic nervous system, mitochondriomics, and epigenetics).