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Meeker Lab - Exposure Science; Environmental and Reproductive Epidemiology

Betsy Lozoff, M.D.

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Research Professor , CHGD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Medical School

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E-mail: blozoff@umich.edu

 

Summary

Betsy Lozoff is a behavioral/developmental pediatrician whose research focus is the effects of iron deficiency anemia on infant behavior and development. Iron deficiency is the most common single nutrient disorder in the world. Lozoff heads a multiuniversity cross-species program project grant on brain and behavior in early iron deficiency. Lozoff also directs a large project on iron deficiency in Chile, continues follow-up studies of Costa Rican children who had iron deficiency in infancy, and is part of another large large study of micronutrient supplementation in India. The results of research by Lozoff and others indicate that there are long-lasting developmental disadvantages among children who had iron deficiency as infants.

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>> Pesticide Exposure and Neurodevelopment

We are conducting a detailed exposure assessment within an ongoing epidemiological cohort taking place in a Chinese agricultural region. Along with other measures of exposure, the study utilizes biomarkers of pesticides that are commonly used in both China and the U.S.... More >>

Pesticide Exposure and Neurodevelopment