UMass Women in Science: Laura Vandenberg
Laura Vandenberg, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at UMass Amherst, studies the effects environmental chemicals have on long-term health. “What we’re doing here is not just cool, it’s important,” says Vandenberg. Watch her UMass Amherst #WomeninScience story to learn what it takes to be successful in the field of public health and health sciences.
Environmental Health Sciences Is Driving Modern Science Forward
The Department of Environmental Health Sciences is conducting research that's making an impact, not just in the world of science but in the world of public health and public good.
Father's Exposure to Chemicals May Affect Embryo Quality
A new study led by Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Studies Richard Pilsner looks at the paternal side of reproductive outcomes. The study finds exposures to plastics may have an effect on embryo development.
Advocating for Environmental Safety
Award-winning scientist Laura Vandenberg is acclaimed internationally for her dedicated persistence in studying the toxicity of chemicals and plastics in everyday products that can contribute to diseases in later life, including cancer and obesity.
Zebrafish Studies Link Pollutants with Human Disease
Researchers at UMass Amherst led by Assistant Professor Alicia Timme-Laragy are unlocking the mystery of disease by studying zebrafish fetal development. These studies indicate that, in humans, similar early life exposure to chemicals in our environment may contribute to disease later in life.
Peltier Lab Studies Heath Hazards of Air Pollution
The lab of Richard Peltier at UMass Amherst does innovative studies on air pollution that result in better documentation of its effects on human health globally.
LabTV Profiles Doctoral Student Haotian Wu
LabTV profiled Haotian Wu, a Ph.D student in Rick Pilsner's Environmental Epigenetics Lab at UMass Amherst. Haotian's research studies how environmental factors can be passed down and inherited between generations, with the goal of learning how epigenetics affects reproduction.
Public Health Study in Nepal
Rick Peltier and Kabindra Shayka of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences filmed this report in Kathmandu, where they are leading a multinational study identifying air pollutants and tracking their effects on local police.