Projects

For the past 9 years, interns participated in multidisciplinary research projects in environmental and occupational health. Past projects include:

  • Lead mobilization in pregnant women
  • P53 mutations in a mesothelioma cell line
  • Integration of health indicators and TRI data in a geographical information system
  • Intracellular effects of camp in breast cancer
  • Digital genotyping of the HRAS-1 variable tandem repeat locus
  • Development of an in vitro model of the blood-brain barrier
  • Extraction of organochlorides from whole blood collected in capillary tubes
  • Genetic susceptibility to lead-induced blood-brain barrier damage
  • Analysis of recruitment rates in a breast cancer study
  • Rates of hospital admission for asthma and socioeconomic factors in NYC
  • Calcium supplements as a source of lead intoxication
  • Dietary study of quercetin-containing food in 9-year-old girls of different ethnicities
  • Transfection of endothelial cells to form a blood-brain barrier
  • Determining the effect of pyrethroids on Erbb2, Erbb3 and Erbb4 gene expression
  • Co-culture of astrocytes and endothelial cells as a model of the blood-brain barrier
  • Neurobehavioral effects of lead in mice polymorphic for ALAD
  • Quantitative study of flavenoids and breast cancer risk in three ethnic groups
  • Research and instruction strategies in environmental health sciences
  • Accumulation of lead in edible plants
  • Chelation therapy for lead in genetically susceptible mice
  • Identification of adhesion molecules in the blood-brain barrier in vitro
  • Measurement of mercury in contaminated homes
  • Health disparities and socioeconomic status in the United States
  • Attitudes about environmental health and asthma in East Harlem
  • Overcoming barriers to occupational health in Latina Immigrant Women
  • The relationship between health disparities and socioeconomic status
  • A school-based intervention program for asthmatic students