Child Health

Child care setting

Child care centers unlikely source for COVID-19 transmission, study finds

New study from Emily Martin, associate professor of Epidemiology

Children in child care centers are not spreading COVID-19 at significant rates to caregivers or other children at the center, nor to their households, according to a study led by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh pediatrician-scientists and published today in JAMA Network Open.

a woman, woman with child, and man wearing a mask while exposed to an air pollutant

$26M NIH grant addresses environment influences on child health

New project from Michael Elliott

Backed by a $26 million federal grant, researchers at three Michigan universities, a leading health care system, and a state agency will continue a long-term study of how exposure to environmental factors during pregnancy and early childhood can impact health for a lifetime.

Three school lockers, with the first locker hanging open.

State awards U-M $1M for Michigan School Safety Initiative

School of Public Health faculty members Justin Heinze and Marc Zimmerman are set to lead a new statewide initiative to enhance school safety and prevent school violence, including school shootings. The Michigan School Safety Initiative will be available to all K-12 schools in the state, providing training and assistance to district leadership and staff regarding evidence-based best practices.

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Researchers study epigenetic changes with PFAS exposure in mother-infant pairs

New research from Michigan Public Health

A team of University of Michigan researchers from the School of Public Health DoGoodS-Pi Environmental Epigenetics Lab and Michigan Medicine are working to understand how behaviors and environments during pregnancy can cause changes to the way genes work in offspring. This emerging field is known as toxicoepigenetics.