Mount Sinai Health System

Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health Special Seminar

Title: Environmental Exposures and Autism Spectrum Disorder:  What We Know Now and What to Consider Next

Speaker: Heather E. Volk PhD

Bio: Broadly, Dr. Volk's research seeks to identify gene-environment interactions for neurodevelopmental disorders and more specifically on the effects of prenatal and early-life air pollution exposure on risk for autism spectrum disorder, inattention, and delayed cognitive development. Genetics, disease biomarkers, and environmental exposure biomarkers are incorporated into the evaluation of these relationships to examine underling biological mechanisms, improve exposure metrics, and evaluate susceptibility.

Abstract: This talk will briefly review the current state of the science of environmental factors associated with risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), highlight interactions across both genetic and environmental risk factors, and describe current and ongoing work investigating mechanisms by which the environment may influence ASD risk. 

Date: Thursday, March 14th 2019
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: CAM Building, 17 East 102nd Street, West Tower Elevator, 5th Floor, D5-122

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Thursday, March 14 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

CAM Building, 17 East 102nd Street, West Tower Elevator, 5th Floor, D5-122

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Faculty, Postdocs, Staff, Students


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Environmental Medicine and Public Health


emph, Heather Volk




Heather E. Volk, PhD