Dr. Lyndsey Darrow is an environmental epidemiologist and Associate Professor in the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her research addresses the health effects of a range of environmental and occupational exposures including ambient air pollution, heat waves, pollen, persistent organic pollutants (perfluorinated chemicals, brominated flame retardants) and lead, with a particular focus on pregnancy outcomes and respiratory disease.
During her talk, Dr. Darrow will present results from a study of a West Virginia community exposed to high levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a chemical used in the manufacture of Teflon. She will discuss how the complementary use of both exposure biomarkers (serum PFOA concentrations) and exposure models (based on fate and transport) can inform judgments about causal relationships between PFOA exposure and two health endpoints of interest, birth weight and liver function.
Zoom meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/855262124