2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Seminar Series: Nicole Bush, PhD
The Biological Embedding of Early Life Adversity: Intergenerational Transmission, Reversibility, and Population Health
Please register here for Nicole Bush's talk on May 23rd, 2017.
Exposure to adversity has well-documented links to mental and physical health across the life course, and exposure during sensitive periods early in development appears to be particularly potent. Dr. Bush’s talk will highlight the current literature examining the biological embedding of early life stress, across both clinical and community samples, and the potential for reversing harmful effects on biological and social functioning. She will share details of her recent work examining prenatal programming of offspring mental and physical health within Bay area and national samples of pregnant women and their children. She will also share details of her work within the newly-funded Environmental influences on Child Health (ECHO) program consortium—a national children’s study designed to understand the effects of chemical and social exposures, and their interaction, on children’s neurodevelopment, physical health, and wellbeing.