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Research: ECHO

Our NIH-sponsored ECHO project (named resonance) focuses on understanding how a wide variety of environmental exposures affect child neurodevelopmental and mental health outcomes.  These include early nutrition and eating habits, sleep, activity, our home environment, our microbiome, our genetics, even a child’s in utero environment.  This project combines the expertise of leading investigators from across the USA into a single team.  Beyond this team, we are working with 35 other teams across the US to understand not only neurodevelopment, but also how early life exposures affect childhood obesity, asthma, and other pre and post-natal outcomes.

As part of this project, we are recruiting soon-to-be and current mothers with infants less than 6 months of age. The study involves assessments of maternal and fetal / infant nutritional health, cognitive performance (such as IQ, language development, etc.) and brain development (assessed by ultrasound, US, and magnetic resonance imaging, MRI). We also have detailed questionnaires about sleep, eating behaviours, family environment, and child activities.  All assessments are safe and painless for you and your infant.  


All participating families will be reimbursed for their time and travel, and receive study-related information related to their child.


For further information or to enrol, please contact:


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