Fostering Environments to Sustain our Children’s HealthMiranda, Marie Lynn - University of Michigan
2012-03-26 5:10 PM
Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan - Rackham Graduate School Auditorium
Marie Lynn Miranda is dean and professor at the U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment
Although it is widely agreed that child health and well-being are determined by multiple forces, surprisingly little is known about the interactions of those forces. For example, elevated environmental exposures often occur in communities facing multiple social stressors like deteriorating housing, inadequate access to health care, poor schools, high unemployment, high crime, and high poverty – all of which may compound the effects of environmental exposures. This phenomenon is especially severe for low income and minority children. This talk focuses on how advanced information technologies can be used to determine the impact of combined social and environmental stressors on children – and how these same technologies can and are being used as the basis for deploying interventions that effectively create more protective environments for children.
A Detroit native, Dean Miranda has devoted much of her professional career to research directed at improving the health status of disadvantaged populations, particularly children. She is the founding director of the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative, a research, education, and outreach program committed to fostering environments where all children can prosper.
Dean Miranda was previously a faculty member in the Nicholas School of the Environment, the Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program, the Department of Pediatrics, and the Global Health Institute at Duke University.
Welcome by Professor Greg Keoleian, School of Natural Resources and Environment
Introduction by Philip Hanlon, Provost of the University of Michigan
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