News & Update
Congratulations to our member Dr. Robert Hood and Dr. Donghai Liang for their new publication in Environment International–“Pesticide residue intake from fruits and vegetables and alterations in the serum metabolome of women undergoing infertility treatment “.This study identified biological pathways and alterations in the serum metabolome associated with pesticide residue intake from fruits and vegetables.
The identified pathways suggest there is a balance between the dietary antioxidant intake associated with fruits and vegetables intake and heightened oxidative stress as a result of dietary pesticide exposure. Full text link
GDEH Faculty, Donghai Liang, PhD, MPH and Liuhua Shi, ScD, were lead authors on a recent study published in The Innovation, “Urban Air Pollution May Enhance COVID-19 Case-Fatality and Mortality Rates in the United States”. The study was also support by other members of GDEH – Jeremy A. Sarnat, ScD; Yang Liu, PhD; Stefanie T. Ebelt, ScD; Noah Scovronick, PhD; and Howard Chang, PhD.
This study is one of the first nation wide studies on associations between air pollution exposures and COVID-19 death outcomes in the US. Read more at the link here.
A big congratulations to Rong, an Environmental Health Sciences PhD student in the department, for being named one of the Rollins School of Public Health Livingston Fellows! Given by the trustees of the Livingston Foundation, this fellowship recognizes a student’s outstanding achievements as a doctoral student in the EHS Program. Rong s research focuses on the impact of environmental chemical exposures on prenatal, postnatal, and early childhood health. She is particularly interested in the underlying biological mechanisms of the exposure-outcome relationships using both targeted and untargeted biomarkers. Recently, Rong has been working on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure characterization and their impact on fetal health among the African American pregnant women in Atlanta.