Mount Sinai Health System

Sex Differences in the Developing Brain; the Role of Environmental Exposures


11:45 AM       
Doors Open, Lunch is Available

12:30 PM       

Avi Reichenberg, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry (ISMMS)
René Kahn, MD, PhD, Esther and Joseph Klingenstein Professor, Chair of Psychiatry (ISMMS)

12:40 PM       

Avi Reichenberg, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry (ISMMS)

1:00 PM         
Males vs Females with ASD, Personal Perspectives, Theory and Evidence

Paige Siper, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (ISMMS)

1:40 PM         
Sex Differences in Genome Wide Association Studies of Psychiatric Disease

Eli Stahl, PhD, Associate Director, Division of Psychiatric Genomics (ISMMS)       

2:20 PM         
MRI Studies of Developmental Neurotoxicant Exposure: Sex Specific Effects?

Megan Horton, PhD, Assistant Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health (ISMMS)

3:00 PM         

3:15 PM         

Shanna Swan, PhD, Professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health (ISMMS)

3:20 PM         
Perinatal Epidemiology and Sex Differences in Relation to Extreme Premature Birth?
Karin Källén
, PhD, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology (Lund University)

4:00 PM         
Understanding Sex Differences and the Role of the Environment in Autism
Irva Hertz-Picciotto, PhD, Director, UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center

Moderated Panel Discussion

5:00 PM 
Program Ends

This workshop was developed through the Mount Sinai Institute for Exposomic Research with support from the Transdisciplinary Center on Early Environmental Exposures (, NIEHS grant P30ES023515). The P30 Center is the core of the Institute’s research, bringing together researchers and clinicians from many disparate areas of expertise and training—exposure scientists, chemists, social scientists, epigeneticists, data scientists, and many others, to study the exposome, or the totality of our environmental exposures in a lifetime and how those exposures relate to health, disease, and development. We aim to translate those findings into new strategies for prevention and treatment. 

Sponsored by NIEHS EHS Core Center P30ES023515 and CTSA UL1TR001433

Registration is full.  

Contact Carla Azar at to add your name to the waitlist.

Lunch will be served. Registration is required. 

Monday, October 21, 2019 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm

New York Academy of Medicine, President's Gallery 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY