UNC-CEHS Seminar Series features Dr. Marc Weisskopf from Harvard University on November 10

Marc Weisskopf, PhD, ScD

The UNC-CH Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) and the UNC-CH Department of Epidemiology is pleased to announce the seminar “Traffic Pollution and Autism in Israel” featuring Marc Weisskopf, PhD, ScD, Professor of Environmental Health and Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. This seminar, which is a part of the UNC-CEHS Seminar Series, will be presented on Friday, November 10 at 2:00 pm in G-100 Bondurant Hall.

Dr. Weisskopf is a neuroscientist and epidemiologist who studies the influence of environmental exposures on brain health across the life course. His neuroscience work focused on molecular and cellular aspects of neural signaling and plasticity. His epidemiological expertise and research focuses on environmental risk factors for neurological function and disease, including autism spectrum disorders (ASD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, cognitive function, and psychiatric conditions. Dr. Weisskopf also explores epidemiological methods issues that relate to environmental health studies. Dr. Weisskopf will discuss recent work on associations between perinatal exposure to air pollutants and ASD, and related epidemiologic methods issues that relate to causal inferences that can be derived from such studies.

For more information about the UNC-CEHS seminar series, contact Jorge Izquierdo at Jorge_Izquierdo@unc.edu.

Refreshments will be provided.