Julie Herbstman, PhD
Trained as an epidemiologist, Julie Herbstman's research focuses on the impact of prenatal exposures to environmental pollutants, including polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) on child growth and development. At Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia Children's Center's she investigates the integration of epigenetic biomarkers to explore the mechanistic pathway between prenatal exposures and disease risk. Currently, she is collaborating with Dr. Beebe's on a NIEHS project.
Amy Margolis, PhD
Dr. Amy Margolis is Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology with an appointment in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and an affiliation with the Cognitive Development and Neuroimaging Laboratory. The scientific question she seeks to answer concerns how learning problems are related to underlying deficiencies in the structure and function of neural systems that support learning processes. She is the Principal Investigator of a project sponsored by the NVLD Project that examines the neural correlates of Non-Verbal Learning Disability. She is also Principal Investigator of the Promise Project Reading Study that examines how neural circuits that support cognitive control and learning processes produce reading disorders. Her interests includes how exposure to neurotoxic chemicals may affect neurodevelopment and manifest as subsequent learning and social problems. In this regard, she investigates a study entitled, “Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollutants on Neurodevelopment & the Manifestation of Learning Disorders” funded by the NIEHS Center for Environmental Health In Northern Manhattan. She is also collaborating with Dr. Beebe's on a NIEHS project.
Dana Berg, LCSW
Andrea Remez, PhD