The Duke University Southern Center on Environmentally-Driven Disparities in Birth Outcomes attempts to understand how environmental, social, host, and genetic factors interact to affect the fetus and newborn. These stressors include children living in situations where there is deteriorating housing, poor access to health care, poor schools, high unemployment, high crime, high poverty, homelessness, poor nutrition, and increased environmental exposures to toxic chemicals. They study normal birth outcomes, racial disparities in birth outcomes, and the effect of prenatal environmental exposure and neonatal respiratory health.
Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Public Health
The Johns Hopkins Center for Childhood Asthma in the Urban Environment studies how exposures to air pollutants and allergens can induce airway inflammation in increased asthma in children with the goal of developing effective strategies to reduce the disease.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
The Mount Sinai Center for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research works on the neurodevelopment impacts of pesticides, lead, and PCBs.