Drs. Kristina Whitworth and Elaine Symanski, MIEHR Center Director and Co-Director, along with co-PI Dr. Thomas Northrup at the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, were awarded more than $2.2 million over two years to recruit pregnant women and their children as part of a new ECHO Cohort study site in Houston that will serve to expand the diversity of the nationwide ECHO Cohort.

The ECHO Program aims to understand the impact of myriad exposures experienced by pregnant women and children during susceptible periods of development from conception through early childhood on a range of childhood and early adolescent health outcomes.

See the press release for more details: ECHO Program studies environmental impacts on pregnant people and children.