EVERSON RESEARCH GROUP - Investigating the Molecular Links Between Early Life Exposures and Children's Health Outcomes

Todd M. Everson

About

Dr. Everson is an Assistant Professor with a research program that is focused on how early-life experiences and exposures shape underlying biological regulatory programs (the epigenome and transcriptome) and whether the remodeling of those patterns may have long term influences on health.

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Kicking Off the Everson Research Group Website!

This website will help us broadcast news for our research projects and highlight the work that all of us are doing! Welcome to 2021 everyone, let’s do our best to make this year healthy, productive, enjoyable, and less stressful than 2020!

Maternal smoking during pregnancy leaves a fingerprint on the placental methylome.

Check out our recent publication in collaboration with the PACE Consortium, where we characterized the impacts of tobacco smoke on the placental epigenome. Working with seven international cohorts, we performed a meta-analysis of the impacts of maternal smoking during pregnancy on placental DNA methylation levels. Similar to what has previously been observed with cord blood, […]

An epigenetic clock for neonatal age among preterm infants.

Dr. Graw presented our recent epigenetic clock project at the Epigenomics of Common Diseases Conference 2020. We identified sets of CpG sites that are predictive of postmenstrual and postnatal age (PMA and PNA) among infants that were born prematurely. We used elastic net regression to identify the CpG sites and produce parameter estimates, and used […]

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Postdoc Positions Available

We are seeking two post-doctoral fellows to assist with NIH-funded research projects involving: Identifying epigenetic predictors of children’s developmental impairments in a sample of infants that were born very preterm. Examining epigenetic and developmental trajectories across childhood. Participate in multi-site studies with the NIH Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program. Testing the impacts […]

Happy Holidays and here comes 2022!

We have a lot of exciting research activities commencing this year and a great team to do get it all done. The epigenetic landscape in children the were born very preterm – This year we’ll be generating longitudinal DNA methylation data in our NOVI cohort, and begin to study how epigenetic trajectories track with developmental […]

Maternal smoking during pregnancy leaves a fingerprint on the placental methylome.

Check out our recent publication in collaboration with the PACE Consortium, where we characterized the impacts of tobacco smoke on the placental epigenome. Working with seven international cohorts, we performed a meta-analysis of the impacts of maternal smoking during pregnancy on placental DNA methylation levels. Similar to what has previously been observed with cord blood, […]

Epigenetic responses in HPA-axis among children that were abused, at the earliest indication of abuse

A number of studies have shown that individuals that were maltreated as children may have epigenetic differences in genes involved in the HPA-axis later in adulthood. This may be one of mechanisms through which early life adversity and maltreatment can impact health throughout the life-course. In a developing collaboration with Dr. Mary Clyde Pierce at […]

RSPH Ranked 4th in the Nation!

The Rollins School of Public Health has been ranked #4 in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report! I am so lucky to be able to work with the dedicated and truly excellent faculty, students, and staff that earned this distinction. Looking forward to what the rest of 2021 has in store for […]

An epigenetic clock for neonatal age among preterm infants.

Dr. Graw presented our recent epigenetic clock project at the Epigenomics of Common Diseases Conference 2020. We identified sets of CpG sites that are predictive of postmenstrual and postnatal age (PMA and PNA) among infants that were born prematurely. We used elastic net regression to identify the CpG sites and produce parameter estimates, and used […]

Kicking Off the Everson Research Group Website!

This website will help us broadcast news for our research projects and highlight the work that all of us are doing! Welcome to 2021 everyone, let’s do our best to make this year healthy, productive, enjoyable, and less stressful than 2020!