Exposure to Toxic Chemicals among Pregnant Women and Children: The Role of Prevention with Tracey Woodruff
1:00 pm US Eastern Time
On this call hosted by CHE-Alaska, Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH, director of University of California at San Francisco’s Program on Reproductive Health & the Environment, led a discussion on evaluating prenatal exposures to environmental chemicals and related adverse pregnancy outcomes, and also characterizing developmental risks. Participants learned how children and pregnant women are especially vulnerable to exposures from harmful chemicals found in everyday products and heard the latest scientific evidence linking exposure to environmental chemicals during critical and sensitive windows of development.
Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco and the director of the Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment. She has done extensive research and policy development on environmental health issues, with a particular emphasis on early-life development. Her research areas include evaluating prenatal exposures to environmental chemicals and related adverse pregnancy outcomes and characterizing developmental risks. She has authored numerous scientific publications and book chapters. She was previously at the US EPA, where she was a senior scientist and policy advisor in the Office of Policy and author of numerous government documents. She is an associate editor of Environmental Health Perspectives.