Trained as an epidemiologist, Julie Herbstman's research focuses on the impact of prenatal exposures to environmental pollutants, including polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) on child growth and development. She has also been involved in research exploring the long-term environmental health impact of exposure to pollutants from the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9/11. Most recently, she collaborates on the Columbia Children's Center's work involving the integration of epigenetic biomarkers to explore the mechanistic pathway between prenatal exposures and disease risk.
Areas of Expertise
Aging and Elderly, Breastfeeding, Child Health and Development, Environmental Epidemiology, Environmental Risk Factors, Environmental Toxins, Molecular Epidemiology, Epigenetics, Maternal Health, Perinatal Epidemiology, Prenatal/Perinatal Care, Urban Health