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Training Years: 2021 – 2022

Training Site: Paramaribo Scientific Research Center, Academic Hospital

Country: Suriname

Mentors: Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH; Wilco Ziljmans, MD, PhD

Title: “The effects of maternal depression and stress and exposure to mercury (Hg), lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) on behavioral development in children 36-48 months of age living in the Interior of Suriname”

Program Objectives:
Aim 1. Determine exposures to Pb, Hg and Cd in children 36-48 months of age living in the Interior.
Aim 2. Assess the dietary exposure to Pb, Hg and Cd of Interior children 36-48 months of age.
Aim 3. Evaluate the combined effect of exposure to Pb, Hg, and Cd in 36-48 mo. old children and postnatal depression and stress in mothers on behavioral development in these children.

NIH Support: NIEHS

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