Seminar by Faculty Research Fellow Julie Herbstman on Environment, Biomarkers and Healthy Aging

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Please join us for "Environmental influences on longitudinal changes in biomarkers of healthy aging," a brown bag seminar by Faculty Research Fellow Julie Herbstman, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health.

The seminar will be held on May 30, 2018, at noon, in Room 440 of the Rosenfield Building, 722 W. 168th Street. RSVPs are requested: columbiaagingcenter@cumc.columbia.edu.

The abstract for the talk is below:

Inter-individual variability in the aging process, related to genetic as well as modifiable psychological, psychosocial, or environmental factors, indicates the need to acknowledge that chronological age represents a relatively imprecise measure of functional capacity and health.  In a longitudinal study of middle-aged women, we compare 3 proposed biomarkers of aging in comparison to chronologic age.  We examine how these biomarkers change over time and whether environmental influences including measures of air pollution and psychosocial distress impact these trajectories.