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Dr. Howard Hu – International Speaker Seminar Series
December 7, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
CIHR STAGE International Speaker Seminar Series proudly presents
Dr. Howard Hu
Director, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto
Talk title: Looking behind the curtain: Lead Toxicity as a Case Study of Methodologic Challenges in Gene-Environment Interactions Research
Dr. Hu came to the University of Toronto as the Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s second permanent Director and Professor in July of 2012. He is physician-scientist, trained as an internist, occupational and environmental medicine specialist, and epidemiologist. Previously, Dr. Hu had been Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Founding Director and PI of the NIEHS/EPA P01 Center for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Research at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Channing Laboratory of the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston from 1988 to 2006.
Most recently, Dr. Hu was the NSF International Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Professor of Environmental Health, Epidemiology & Internal Medicine, and Founding Director and PI of the NIEHS P30 Core Environmental Health Sciences Center at the University of Michigan from 2006-2012. Since 1990, Dr. Hu has led a multi-institutional and international team of scientists devoted to gaining new insights into the impacts of exposure to toxicants that are of critical importance to public health and medicine.
The team applies multi-disciplinary and novel methods for assessing environmental exposures, genetics/genomics, epigenetics, nutrition, psychosocial factors and clinical measurements in epidemiologic studies of child development and adult chronic disease in populations in the U.S., Mexico, India, China, and elsewhere around the world.