Public Health Seminar Series:

Perfluorinated Chemicals and Acetaminophen: Neurodevelopmental Effects in the Danish National Birth Cohort by Zeyan Liew, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Monday, November 13, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm Cal-IT2 Auditorium OCW Video Archive
Seminar Abstract

The Danish National Birth Cohort (DNBC) was established to evaluate the fetal programming theory which the cohort recruited ~100,000 pregnancies during 1996-2002, and the offspring were closely followed since birth at multiple ages and currently in its 18th years of follow-up. In this seminar, I will present a series of DNBC studies that investigated in-utero exposures to some widespread endocrine disrupting chemicals such as perfluorinated compounds that are synthetic chemicals used in commercial and industrial applications, and acetaminophen (Tylenol) the most commonly used pain and fever medication, on a range of neurodevelopmental endpoints including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), cerebral palsy (CP), and other brain function measures.  

Speaker Biography - Zeyan Liew, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Zeyan Liew, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Zeyan Liew, M.P.H., Ph.D. Department of Epidemiology, UCLA
Dr. Liew is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Epidemiology at UCLA and Aarhus University. His research utilizes several large-scale population-based cohorts to study neurodevelopmental consequences resulting from fetal exposures to environmental toxicants and endocrine disrupting compounds. Dr. Liew was recently awarded the 2017 UCLA Chancellor’s postdoc award, and his research is funded by the NIH/NIEHS pathway to independence award (K99/R00).

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