The Exposome: Capturing the totality of environmental exposures across the lifetime to better understand the environment’s contribution to health and disease.

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HERCULES Pilot Seminar: Audrey Gaskins

Join us to hear results and future research plans from Audrey Gaskins on her HERCULES pilot award, “Traffic Related Air Pollution, Folic Acid, and DNA Methylation in the Follicular Fluid.” See here for full details.

Eri Saikawa and Rosario Hernandez featured on NIEHS Podcast

In this episode of NIEHS’s Podcast, Environmental Health Chat, HERCULES Investigator Eri Saikawa and Rosario Hernandez, Executive Director of Historic Westside Gardens, discuss their partnership that was initiated with a HERCULES Pilot Award. They work with residents living in Atlanta’s Westside community to test their soil for lead and other contaminants and raise awareness of […]

HERCULES Publication: Defining the Exposome Using Popular Education and Concept Mapping With Communities in Atlanta, Georgia

The exposome concept provides a framework to better incorporate the environment into the study of health and disease and has been defined by academics to encompass all lifetime exposures including toxicants, diet, and lifestyle choices. However, initial applications of the exposome concept have been less apt at measuring social determinants of health, focusing primarily on […]