Racial / ethnic Differences in EDC Exposures

November 12, 2020
1:00 pm US Eastern Time

This is the third webinar in the series, Young EDC Scientists Showcase (YESS). During this webinar, two student researchers discussed their work on racial and ethnic disparities in EDC exposures. Brandi Smith of the University of Illinois discussed her work on racial differences of phthalate exposure in menopausal women. Marissa Chan of Harvard University discussed her work on EDC exposures and personal care products.

Featured Speakers

Brandi Patrice Smith is currently a doctoral student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Informatics program. Her research focuses on understanding how phthalate exposure in menopausal women affects health outcomes. She uses “machine learning” approaches to tackle this issue. Visit her webpage here. Twitter: @BrandiPSmith92




Marissa Chan is currently studying toward a Master of Science in Environmental Health at Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the James-Todd labHer research interests and work experience focus on the intersection of place-based environmental hazards and exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals in personal care and consumer products.


This webinar was sponsored by the HEEDS YESS program and the EDC Strategies Partnership. The EDC Strategies Partnership is co-chaired by Jerry Heindel (Commonweal HEEDS, Healthy Environment and Endocrine Disruptor Strategies), Sarah Howard (HEEDS and the Commonweal Diabetes and Environment Program), Sharyle Patton (Commonweal Biomonitoring Resource Center), Genon Jensen (HEAL, Health and Environment Alliance), and Hannah Donart (Commonweal CHE, Collaborative on Health and the Environment). To see a full list of past calls and webinars related to EDCs and listen to or view recordings, please visit our partnership page. For updates and more information on upcoming webinars, sign up for our HEEDSHEAL, and CHE newsletters! 

This webinar was moderated by Sarah Howard, MS, Founder and Manager, DiabetesandEnvironment.org. It lasted for 45 minutes and was recorded for our call and webinar archive.