Pilsner Interviewed for NIEHS’ “Environmental Health Chats” Podcast

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Richard Pilsner

Richard Pilsner

November 22, 2019

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Pilsner was recently interviewed for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences’ podcast series “Environmental Health Chats.” The series explores how environmental exposures affect our health, with each episode highlighting ways researchers work in partnership with community groups to understand and address environmental health issues.

In the episode titled “Why Dad’s Environment Before Conception Matters,” Pilsner discusses his research on how a male’s environment before conception can effect a fetus in utero. He explains the goal of his study is to determine whether certain environmental exposures can influence early life development saying “the sperm epigenetics can carry a legacy of environmental exposures.”

Listen to the podcast here.