Early chemical exposures and children’s neurodevelopment and the epigenome
Dr. England-Mason’s research program focuses on examining the influence of environmental chemical exposures, including bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates, and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), on children’s neurodevelopment. She is particularly interested in investigating potential mechanisms, such as epigenetic modifications, underlying these associations.
The early environment and neurodevelopment: moving towards an exposomics approach
Dr. England-Mason is broadly interested in variety of environmental drivers of neurodevelopmental outcomes. Her research is moving toward an ‘exposomics’ approach, and she is particularly interested in the chemical exposome. As her research program expands, she aims to consider a range of environmental influences – such as environmental chemicals, nutrients, lifestyle factors, and mental health. Through the conduct of transdisciplinary research, she will strive to provide a better understanding of the interactions among different environmental exposures and help pinpoint future targets for pharmacological, nutritional, lifestyle, and psychosocial intervention.