Seminar: Prenatal and postnatal exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals and children's neuro-cognitive and behavioral development | Associate Professor Youn-Hee Lim, Seoul National University, College of Medicine

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Event Details

24 January 2018 at 12:00 pm – 24 January 2018 at 1:00 pm
Monash Public Health and Preventive Medicine, 553 St Kilda Road, Conference Room 1 (Ground Floor), Melbourne VIC 3004
Open to:
Medicine, Nursing, Health Science; Public lectures; Seminars & Workshops


This seminar features study results from the Environment and Development of Children (EDC) cohort. The EDC cohort recruited pregnant women in 2008–2010 and aimed to follow up their children for 10 years. The cohort is particularly interested in children's neuro-cognitive and behavioral development associated with endocrine disrupting chemicals. 

The seminar will cover two published articles studying children's social impairment and cognitive function associated with prenatal and postnatal exposure to Bisphenol A and Phthalates. At the end of the seminar, A/Prof Youn-Hee Lim will also introduce an ongoing large birth cohort in Korea, and an upcoming international conference.

About the speaker

Youn-Hee Lim is Research Associate Professor at the Institute of Environmental Medicine, Seoul National University of Medical Research Center and Executive Director, Environmental Health Center, Seoul National University College of Medicine. She received a Master degree in Applied Mathematics from University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, and PhD degree in Biostatistics/Epidemiology from Seoul National University, Korea. Her research focuses on developing statistical methods and tools for environmental health studies. She is currently working on statistical development for prediction of health effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals, air pollution, and temperature using machine learning algorithms and other novel methods. She is an executive director of Environmental Health Center and has a key role to supervise follow-ups of two birth cohorts: EDC and KoCHENS, and promote health effects to public.

Associate Professor Anita Wluka
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School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University