The Institute for Exposomic Research

Publications and Media

Faculty members in the Institute for Exposomic Research regularly publish novel findings that demonstrate how early environmental exposures affect health, disease, and development throughout the lifespan. Our publications and work have been highlighted in prestigious journals and in the press. Our highlighted publications and media feature research by Institute faculty in the field of exposomics.

Associations among maternal socioeconomic status in childhood and pregnancy and hair cortisol in pregnancy
Michelle Bosquet Enlow, George Sideridis, Yueh-Hsiu Mathilda Chiu, Ferida Nentin, Elizabeth Howell, Blake Le Grand, Rosalind Wright
January, 2019

Maternal Lifetime Trauma and Birthweight: Effect Modification by In Utero Cortisol and Child Sex
Julie Flom, Yueh-Hsiu Mathilda Chiu, Hsiao-Hsien Leon Hsu, Katrina Devick, Kelly Brunst, Rebecca Campbell, Michelle Bosquet Enlow, Brent Coull, Rosalind Wright
September 18, 2018

Dynamical features in fetal and postnatal zinc-copper metabolic cycles predict the emergence of autism spectrum disorder 
Paul Curtin, Christine Austin, Austen Curtin, Chris Gennings, Manish Arora, (for the Emergent Dynamical Systems Group), Kristiina Tammimies, Charlotte Willfors, Steve Berggren, Paige Siper, Dheeraj Rai, Kristin Meyering, Alexander Kolevzon, Josephine Mollon, Anthony S. David, Glyn Lewis, Stanley Zammit, Lynne Heilbrun, Raymond F. Palmer, Robert O. Wright, Sven Bölte, Abraham Reichenberg
May 30, 2018 

Prenatal fine particulate exposure and early childhood asthma: Effect of maternal stress and fetal sex 
Alison Lee, Hsiao-Hsien Leon Hsu, Yueh-Hsiu Mathilda Chiu, Sonali Bose, Maria José Rosa, Itai Kloog, Ander Wilson, Joel Schwartz, Sheldon Cohen, Brent A. Coull, Robert O. Wright, Rosalind J. Wright
May 2018

Association of traffic air pollution and rhinitis quality of life in Peruvian children with asthma
Sonali Bose, Karina Romero, Kevin J. Psoter, Frank C. Curriero, Chen Chen, Caroline M. Johnson, Deepak Kaji, Patrick N. Breysse, D’Ann L. Williams, Murugappan Ramanathan, William Checkley, Nadia N. Hansel
February 21, 2018 

Maternal asthma severity and control during pregnancy and risk of offspring asthma
Xiaoqin Liu, Esben Agerbo, Vivi Schlünssen, Rosalind J. Wright, Jiong Li, Trine Munk-Olsen
March 2018

Association of Maternal Use of Folic Acid and Multivitamin Supplements in the Periods Before and During Pregnancy With the Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Offspring
Stephen Z. Levine, Arad Kodesh,  Alexander Viktorin, Lauren Smith, Rudolf Uher, Abraham Reichenberg, Sven Sandin
February 2018

Prenatal exposure to acetaminophen and children's language development at 30 months
C.-G. Bornehaga, A. Reichenberg, M. Unenge Hallerback S. Wikstrom H.M. Koch B.A. Jonssond, S.H.Swan
January 10, 2018

Prenatal co-exposure to manganese and depression and 24-months neurodevelopment 
Terea Verenice Muñoz-Rocha , Marcela Tamayo Y Ortiz , Martin Romero, Ivan Pantic, Lourdes Schnaas, David Bellinger, Birgit Claus-Henn, Rosalind Wright, Robert O. Wright, Martha Maria Téllez-Rojo
January 2018

Impact of air manganese on child neurodevelopment in East Liverpool, Ohio
Erin N. Haynes, Heidi Sucharew, Timothy J. Hilbert, Pierce Kuhnell, Alonzo Spencer, Nicholas C. Newman, Roxanne Burnse, Robert Wright, Patrick J. Parsons, Kim N. Dietrich
January 2018

Fetal and postnatal metal dysregulation in autism
Manish Arora, Abraham Reichenberg, Charlotte Willfors, Christine Austin, Chris Gennings, Steve Berggren, Paul Lichtenstein, Henrik Anckarsäter, Kristiina Tammimies, Sven Bölt
June 1, 2017 

Cyclical nursing patterns in wild orangutans
Tanya M. Smith, Christine Austin, Katie Hinde, Erin R. Vogel, Manish Arora
May 17, 2017 

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$43 Million Grant for Study of Environmental Effects of Children's Health—November 5, 2018
Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have been awarded a $43 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue their work in a sweeping five-year research program called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO).

Researchers Discover Earliest Recorded Lead Exposure in 250,000 Year-Old Neanderthal Teeth—October 31, 2018
Using evidence found in teeth from two Neanderthals from southeastern France, researchers from the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai report the earliest evidence of lead exposure in an extinct human-like species from 250,000 years ago.

Prenatal Exposure to Phthalates Significantly Associated with Elevated Rate of Language Delay in Children in Sweden and the U.S.—October 29, 2018
In the first study of its kind, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Karlstad University in Sweden have found an elevated rate of language delay in children at 30 months old who were born to mothers exposed to phthalates, synthetic chemicals found in common household items and personal care products.

Mount Sinai Exposomics Leader Named to the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council—September 10, 2018
Robert Wright, MD, MPH, Ethel H. Wise Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, and Director of the Institute for Exposomic Research, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar to serve on the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council.

Zinc and Copper Metabolic Cycles in Baby Teeth Linked to AutismMay 30, 2018
Mount Sinai research could result in early diagnostic system for autism spectrum disorder.

National $8.5 Million Grant Awarded to Mount Sinai Institute for Exposomics Research—May 07, 2018
Five-year award will continue research on early environmental exposures and its effects on health and development.

Mount Sinai Receives $100,000 from The Honest Company for Inaugural Children’s Environmental Health Innovation Grant—March 21, 2018
Grant will support two postdoctoral fellows’ research on how environment influences health throughout life.

Exposure to Specific Toxins and Nutrients During Late Pregnancy and Early Life Correlated With Autism Risk—June 1, 2017
Mount Sinai study uses a unique source—baby teeth—to reveal that both the timing and amount of exposure can affect diagnosis.

Wild Orangutan Teeth Provide Insight Into Human Breast-feeding Evolution—May 17, 2017
Biomarkers in the teeth of wild orangutans show nursing patterns, shedding insight on breast-feeding evolution in humans.

Language Delays Linked to Environmental Chemicals
Cape Gazette – January 31, 2019
Language delays in children have been linked to presence of phthalates in the environment.

Autism Risk is Tough to Pin Down During Pregnancy
The Atlantic – December 7, 2018
Composition of baby tooth rings can shed light on the connection between environmental factors and autism risk.

The Brain Before Birth: Using fMRI to Explore the Secrets of Fetal Neurodevelopment
Environmental Health Perspectives – November 20, 2018
Drs. Robert Wright and Annemarie Stroustrup speak on brain development during fetal life and implications of environmental stimuli.

Scientists Say Neanderthals Were Exposed to Lead, Too
New York Times – October 31, 2018
Study on 250,000 Neanderthal teeth shows exposure to lead, which can shed light on how the body reacts to lead and key developmental events.

Prenatal Exposure to Phthalates Linked to Language Delays in Children
CNN – October 29, 2018
Maternal exposure to phthalates has been linked to delayed language development in children.

Mount Sinai Researchers Identify Respiratory Support As Source Of Exposure To Phthalates In NICUs
MD Linx – September 27, 2018
Babies can be exposed to phthalates through noninvasive respiratory support in the NICU.

Breastfeeding Might Benefit Babies By Reducing Stress
Reuters – September 26, 2018
Nurturing behavior by mothers can alter babies' stress response and make them more resilient when they have stressfull experiences.

Mount Sinai to receive $43 million for child development research
Crain's HealthPulse – September 25, 2018
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will receive $43 million from the National Institutes of Health over the next five years to participate in a national research program studying how environmental factors affect child development. Mount Sinai's program is led by Institute co-chairs Drs. Robert Wright and Rosalind Wright.


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