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Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Seminar Series

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

2:30 PM-3:30 PM

Jordan R. Kuiper, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, will present "Exposed and vulnerable: ​endocrine disrupting chemicals and children’s health."

More than 85,000 chemicals are registered for commercial production and use in the United States. Humans are continuously exposed to a variety of these chemicals, including from plastics, processed foods and beverages, clothing, personal care products, and even medical devices and equipment. Some of these chemicals, “endocrine disrupting chemicals,” mimic hormones in the body and can have profound implications for human health. Children, including those with critical illnesses or conditions at birth, are particularly vulnerable to these chemical exposures.

Kuiper’s research focuses on characterizing children’s exposures to legacy and emerging chemicals of concern, in general and specialized populations, and elucidating their impacts on growth and development. The ultimate goal of this work is to provide evidence for policy-oriented solutions so that all children can live their healthiest lives.

Kuiper is an environmental epidemiologist whose research primarily focuses on children’s environmental health. Specifically, his work aims to characterize environmental exposures to legacy and emerging chemicals of concern across the early life course, and further elucidate their implications on various child health outcomes. Most recently, his research has focused on children in the neonatal intensive care unit and identifying drivers of adverse outcomes among this heterogenous and highly vulnerable population.

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Nancy Colon-Anderson

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Nesbitt Hall, Room 132 and online via Zoom


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