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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Pilot Project Recipients Year 10

Measuring Unknown PFAS Exposures and their Effects on Preterm Birth Study Title: Comparing Two Analytic Methods for Assessing PFAS Exposures in Environmental Epidemiology Studies: Targeted PFAS Mixtures Versus Total Flourine PI: Stephanie Eick, School of Public Health, Environmental Health PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) are a class of chemicals found almost everywhere in the United […]

Dana Barr Awarded 2022 ISES Excellence in Exposure Science Award

HERCULES Targeted Analysis Lead, Dana Barr, received the 2022 International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) Excellence in Exposure Science Award recognizing individuals who have left an indelible mark in the field of exposure science. This award is inspired by the work of visionary individuals who have helped shape the field of exposure science and who […]

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 […]