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Funded Pilot Projects

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Traditional Pilots, Summer 2020

“Cardiovascular health effects from exposure to electronic cigarette aerosol”
Primary Investigator: Abhijit Ghosh
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“Community Voice in Environmental Health Priorities”
Primary Investigator: Susan Goold
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“Environmental Cadmium and Influenza-related Mortality in NHANES: An Environment-Infectious Disease Interaction Study with Implications for Strategies for Reducing COVID-19-related Morbidity and Mortality”
Primary Investigator: Sung Park
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“Exploring associations between gestational phthalate exposure, cord blood metabolome, and early measures of neurodevelopment”
Primary Investigator: Deborah Watkins
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“Exploring the roles of manganese on neurodevelopment”
Primary Investigator: Young Ah Seo
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“Exposome target prediction with coupled matrix-matrix completion”
Primary Investigator: Maureen Sartor
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“Extracellular Vesicles as Biomarkers and Mediators of Toxicant Impacts on the Placenta”
Primary Investigator: Kelly Bakulski
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November 2019 (Short Term Seed Projects)

“Effect of developmental phthalate exposure on metabolic and epigenetic programming in the heart ”
Primary Investigator: Laurie Kathleen Svoboda
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“Elucidating mechanisms of cellular cadmium toxicity”
Primary Investigator: David Benner Lombard
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“Geospatial Analysis of California Wildland Fire Smoke Exposures during Pregnancy”
Primary Investigator: Patricia D Koman
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“Impact of prenatal exposure to native and environmental steroids on adipose tissue non-coding RNA expression”
Primary Investigator: Vasantha Padmanabhan
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“Using transcriptomics to understand how trichloroethylene exposure contributes to adverse birth outcomes ”
Primary Investigator: Rita Loch-Caruso
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May 2019 (Traditional Pilot Projects)

“Analyzing community response and environmental health literacy in the context of the 1973 PBB Contamination in Michigan”
Primary Investigator: Amy J Schulz
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“Duplex sequencing for ultra-sensitive detection of environmentally-induced genome variants”
Primary Investigator: Thomas E Wilson
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“Effects of methyl paraben exposure on adipose inflammation, stem cells, and breast cancer metastasis”
Primary Investigator: Justin Adam Colacino
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“Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Health and Labor: Building a Foundation for Community-Based Participatory Research in Michigan”
Primary Investigator: Alexis J Handal
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“Phthalate exposure and epigenetic programming, differentiation and function of human cardiac myocytes”
Primary Investigator: Laurie Svoboda
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“The cumulative health burdens of air pollution and heat in a changing climate under different local energy mix scenarios”
Primary Investigator: Carina Gronlund
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January 2019 (Rapid Response Projects)

“Characterization of human saliva cell heterogeneity by single cell RNA-sequencing”
Primary Investigator: Kelly Bakulski
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“Developmental impact of prenatal BPA on adipose tissue transcriptome”
Primary Investigator: Vasantha Padmanabhan
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“Effects of gestational and perinatal phthalate exposure on the male and female cardiac transcriptome”
Primary Investigator: Laurie Svoboda
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“Evaluation of transcriptomic response in first-trimester human placental villous explants exposed in vitro to the trichloroethylene metabolite S-(1, 2-dichlorovinyl)-L-cysteine (DCVC) ”
Primary Investigator: Rita Loch-Caruso
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July 2018 (Traditional Pilot Projects)

“Catalyzing collaboration on air pollution and adverse birth outcomes in Michigan”
Primary Investigator: Marie O'Neill
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“Cell type reference for saliva DNA methylation studies in children for environmental epidemiology”
Primary Investigator: Colter Mitchell
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“Feminine Care Products and Exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)”
Primary Investigator: Sung Kyun Park
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“In utero lead exposure and the heart: Potential intersection between metabolism and DNA methylation”
Primary Investigator: Laurie Svoboda
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“One-Carbon Metabolism and Chemical Toxicokinetics in the Developing Embryo”
Primary Investigator: Karin Veltman
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“Toward discovering stabilizers of cellular manganese levels”
Primary Investigator: Young Ah Seo
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January 2018 (Targeted Pilot Projects)

“Developing Effective Training Approaches to Reduce Chemical Exposures Among Nail Salon Workers ”
Primary Investigator: Marie-Anne Rosemberg
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“Evaluating the Association between Biomarkers of Parabens and Phenol Exposure and Recurrence in ER-Positive Breast Cancer Patients”
Primary Investigator: Justin Colacino
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“Geospatial Analysis of Air Pollution Exposures During Pregnancy: Ambient Air Pollution and Wildland Fire Smoke Modeling ”
Primary Investigator: Patricia Koman
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“Impact of exposome on maternal and fetal steroidal milieu”
Primary Investigator: Vasantha Padmanabhan
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“MI-Environment: Heat Stress Vulnerability Rapid Response”
Primary Investigator: Patricia D Koman
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“Neighborhood Noise Prediction Models for Epidemiology Studies of Chronic Health Across the Life-Course: Which Ones Work?”
Primary Investigator: Sara Adar
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“Single cell mapping of the human placenta for identifying environmentally sensitive cell populations”
Primary Investigator: Kelly Bakulski
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“Single Cell Transcriptomics to Map the Effects of Developmental Lead Exposure on the Hippocampus”
Primary Investigator: Kelly  Bakulski, Justin Colacino
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“Targeted metabolomics analysis of amniotic fluid to identify new TCE actions in a rat model of fetal growth restriction”
Primary Investigator: Rita Loch-Caruso
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“Toxicant Impacts on Exosomal Cell-Cell Communication between Immune and Placental Cells”
Primary Investigator: Rita Loch-Caruso
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May 2017

“Health Risks to Vulnerable Populations from Exposures to Airborne Asbestos from the Demolition of Abandoned Homes in Detroit”
Primary Investigator: Richard Neitzel
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“Increasing Climate Resiliency in Detroit through the Co-Analysis of Survey Data ”
Primary Investigator: Larissa Larsen
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“Placental Epigenomics for Environmental Health Research”
Primary Investigator: Jaclyn Goodrich
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January 2017

“Alteration of epigenomic reprogramming of normal human breast stem cells by cadmium ”
Primary Investigator: Justin Colacino
Co-Investigator: Lada Koneva (Research Fellow, Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics). Dr. Koneva will be responsible for the integrated analysis of the transcriptomic and epigenomic data generated i
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“Climate and cardiopulmonary health: Does excess weight enhance risk? ”
Primary Investigator: Patricia Koman
Co-Investigator: 1) Ricardo de Majo, geospatial analyst, Health Behavior Health Education, acquire and analyze data 2) Dr. Marie O'Neill, Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences, Integ
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“Evaluation of Placental Responses to Environmental Toxicants Using Metabolomic and Transcriptomic Approaches”
Primary Investigator: Rita Loch-Caruso
Co-Investigator: Sean Harris, Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Health Sciences Elana Elkin, Graduate Student, Environmental Health Sciences Anthony Su, Graduate Student, Environmental Health Sciences
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“Impact of exposome on maternal and fetal inflammasome  ”
Primary Investigator: Vasantha Padmanabhan
Co-Investigator: Charles Burant, MD, PhD Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Professor of Metabolism Professor of Internal Medicine (Metabolome) Jaclyn Goodrich, PhD Research Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Scie
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“Particulate Matter Induced DNA Methylomic Changes in Bronchial Epithelial Cells”
Primary Investigator: Steven Huang
Co-Investigator: Maureen Sartor Associate Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, Medical School and Associate Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health Omics and Bioinformatics Core Lead and
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“Understanding the combined effects of breastmilk PCB exposure and maternal metabolic disease on infant growth outcomes ”
Primary Investigator: Brigid Ellen Gregg
Co-Investigator: Lindsay Ellsworth-Fellow in Neonataology, Department of Pediatrics Role: will be carrying out proposed sample extractions and analyses
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January 2016

“Are sex differences in effects of early obesogen exposure on metabolic outcomes in adolescence mediated by genome-wide DNA methylation?”
Primary Investigator: Karen Peterson
Co-Investigator: Jaclyn Goodrich, Wei Perng, Peter Song
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“Creating fine spatial resolution air pollution and temperature data for linking to Michigan birth outcomes”
Primary Investigator: Marie O’Neill
Co-Investigator: Amy Schulz, Carina Gronlund, Veronica Berrocal, Ricardo de Majo
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“Epigenetic modifications and altered gene expression induced by source-specific air born fine particles in human lung cells”
Primary Investigator: Andrew Ault
Co-Investigator: Ying-Hsuan Lin
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“External proficiency testing of heavy metal assessment for epidemiologic studies in the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN)”
Primary Investigator: Sung Kyun Park
Co-Investigator: Stuart Batterman
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“Measurements of PBDE Levels in a population-based sample of lupus patients and controls in Southeastern Michigan”
Primary Investigator: Emily Somers
Co-Investigator: Siobán D. Harlow, Stuart Batterman
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“MI-Environment: Promoting climate-related health within Michigan’s vulnerable communities”
Primary Investigator: Natalie Sampson
Co-Investigator: Trish Koman
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January 2015

“Addressing Public Health Issues within the Detroit Blight Elimination Program: Transforming Health Data into Action and Policy”
Primary Investigator: Eden Wells, MD, MPH, FACPM
Co-Investigator: Regina Royan, Doug Strane
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“In Vivo Monitoring of Toxicant-Induced Placental Aging in Mice”
Primary Investigator: Rita Loch-Caruso, PhD; Steven Domino, MD, PhD
Co-Investigator: Kelly Hogan, PhD; Mark Chames, MD
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“Methylmercury and gene‐specific DNA methylation of CD4+ T cells in lupus”
Primary Investigator: Emily Somers, PhD, ScM
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“Transcriptional and Post-Transcriptional Effects of Mutations and Environmental Factors Associated with Autism”
Primary Investigator: Mats Ljungman, PhD
Co-Investigator: Donna Martin, MD
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January 2014

“A Pilot Study for Multiple Pollutant Exposures and Ovarian Aging”
Primary Investigator: Sung Kyun Park, PhD
Co-Investigator: Sioban Harlow, PhD; Bhramar Mukherjee, PhD; Stuart Batterman, PhD
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“Epigenetic Effects of Prenatal Environmental Exposures”
Primary Investigator: Margit Burmeister, PhD; Betsy Lozoff, MD
Co-Investigator: Dana Dolinoy, PhD; John Meeker, PhD, Maureen Sartor, PhD; Peter Song, PhD; Jie Shao, MD
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“The Influence of Prostaglandin E2 and Transforming Growth Factor-ß1 on DNA Methylation Patterns in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis”
Primary Investigator: Steven Huang, PhD
Co-Investigator: Maureen Sartor, PhD
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“Tissue Specific Epigenetic Alterations and Birth Outcomes Following Perinatal Bispehnol A (BPA) Exposure”
Primary Investigator: Vasantha Padmanabhan
Co-Investigator: Dana Dolinoy, PhD
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November 2012

“Epigenetics and Mercury Exposure in the American Dental Association Cohort”
Primary Investigator: Niladri Basu, PhD; Dana Dolinoy, PhD
Co-Investigator: Al Franzblau, PhD
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“Genome-wide DNA methylation changes in Behçet’s disease monocytes”
Primary Investigator: Amr Sawalha, PhD
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“Mother and Child Environmental (Mace) Cohort – Epigenetic Changes Associated With Ambient Pollution”
Primary Investigator: Stuart Batterman, PhD
Co-Investigator: P. Reddy, PhD; N. Naidoo, PhD
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“The interplay of heavy metals and gut microbiome on epigenetic modification”
Primary Investigator: Chuanwu Xi, PhD; Dana Dolinoy, PhD
Co-Investigator: Christopher Faulk, PhD; Jianfeng Wu, PhD
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February 2012

“Effect of in utero BPA exposure on allergen-induced pulmonary inflammation in adult mice”
Primary Investigator: Peter Mancuso, PhD
Co-Investigator: Edmund O’Brien, PhD
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“In Utero Lead Exposure and Neuron-specific Epigenetic Change Associated with Life-Course Neurobehavioral Phenotypes”
Primary Investigator: Dana Dolinoy, PhD
Co-Investigator: Christopher Faulk, PhD; Howard Hu, MD, ScD; Karen E. Peterson, ScD; Brisa N. Sanchez, PhD
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“Prenatal Bisphenol-A Exposure and Overeating on Metabolic Homeostasis”
Primary Investigator: Almudena Veiga-Lopez, DVM, PhD
Co-Investigator: Vasantha Padmanabhan, PhD
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“Probing Trichloroethylene Embryotoxicity in the Mouse: Searching for Mechanistic Fidelity between Gene Expression and DNA Methylation using a Genome-Wide Expression and Tiling Array Approach”
Primary Investigator: Dana Dolinoy, PhD and Craig Harris, PhD
Co-Investigator: Bhramar Mukherjee, PhD; Jung Hei (Julie) Kim, PhD; Karilyn E. Sant, MPH
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“The role of environmental toxicants in the dysregulation of microRNAs leading to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis”
Primary Investigator: Raymond Yung, MB, ChB and Eva L. Feldman MD, PhD
Co-Investigator: Brian Christopher Callaghan, MD; Claudia Figueroa-Romero, PhD; Junguk Hur, PhD
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