THE IMPACT OF THE INTRAUTERINE AND EARLY CHILDHOOD ENVIRONMENTS ON NEUROCOGNITIVE AND METABOLIC DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICAN AMERICAN YOUTH: FOCUS ON THE GUT-BRAIN AXIS
Through ECHO, we propose to elucidate exposures and risk pathways that contribute to neurodevelopmental deficits and obesity in preschool aged AA children by: 1. Assembling an Atlanta ECHO cohort of ~440 AA socioeconomically diverse mother-child pairs by combining extant cohorts for whom the prenatal, perinatal, and early childhood environments are, or will be, characterized; 2. Completing the analysis and synthesis of data from the Atlanta ECHO cohort to characterize mother-child pairs in terms of prenatal and early childhood exposures (toxicants, stressors and neuroendocrine-immune activation, nutritional and metabolic status, microbiome and infections, bonding and interaction); epigenetic and metabolomic profiles; and perinatal outcomes (gestational age, size-for-gestation); 3. Testing cohort-specific hypotheses related to prenatal and early childhood exposures and neurodevelopmental outcomes and obesity in AA children at 2, 3, 4, and 5 years of age; 4. Participating in ECHO-wide consortium studies to identify risk and protective factors that moderate associations between environmental exposures, typical growth and development, and adverse child health outcomes
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- Subjects provided a venous blood sample during early (6-15 weeks) and late (22-33 weeks) pregnancy.
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