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Research Support

Selected Ongoing Research

Wadsworth Center's Children's Health Exposure Assessment Resource (WC-CHEAR)

NIEHS/NIH U2CES026542-01 10/01/2015 – 9/30/2019
Parsons, Aldous, Kannan (MPI) $1,126,276 (Total Costs)  

The principal goal of this research program is to create a network hub to provide analytical resources to support NIH funded investigators who conduct children’s environmental health studies. The WC-CHEAR will lead efforts to ensure the harmonization of network data and develop new methods for exposure assessment and will provide targeted analyses for the identification of organic and inorganic contaminants in children’s tissues and body fluids.

Exposure Analysis for the Environmental Influences on Children’s Health Outcome (ECHO) Program (Admin Supplement 1, 2 and 3)

NIEHS/NIH U2CES026542-01 9/15/2016 – 8/31/2019
Parsons, Aldous, Kannan (MPI) $5,710,640 (Total Costs)  

The principal goal of these supplement is to build increase capacity for the “Exposure Analysis for the Environmental Influences on Children’s Health Outcome (ECHO)” program. The ECHO supplement will be used to support lab measurements of inorganic contaminants (directed by Dr. Parsons) and organic pollutants (directed by Dr. Kannan), along with contamination studies for the multi-cohort studies that will begin in 2019.

Environmental Chemical Analysis of Human Biospecimens for Division of Intramural Population Health Research (DIPHR)

NIH/NICHD HHSN275201600001I 6/20/2016 – 6/19/2026
Kannan (PI) $9,000,000 (Total Costs)  

The goal is to provide analytical support for human specimens collected for a series of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s (NICHD’s) epidemiological investigations on reproductive health.

ECHO: NYU Pediatric Obesity, Metabolism and Kidney Cohort Center

NIH UG3OD023305-01 9/1/2016 – 8/30/2023
Kannan (Co-Investigator) $3,200,000 (Total Costs)  

Assess exposure to a suite of environmental chemicals in a multi cohort-study of children in the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program to form a better understanding of early life environmental impacts on child health and development.

Preconceptual Bisphenol and Phthalate Effects on Early Embryonic Development

NIH/NIEHS R01ES029779-01 8/1/2018 – 4/30/2022
Kannan (Consortium PI) $1,290,000 (Total Costs)  

The major goal of this study is to investigate the relationship of bisphenol and phthalate exposure, including replacement phthalates, in GenR an international longitudinal study of low birth weight and preterm birth—highly important predictors of health in later life.