The M-LEEaD mission has two overarching goals: accelerate research that defines and explains impacts of environmental exposures during vulnerable stages of life and promote translation of these findings to improve clinical and public health interventions for the mitigation of human disease. To achieve the goal of promoting translation, our Translational Research Teams engage members in the acceleration of public health impacts and promote opportunities for collaboration.
Led by M-LEEaD Associate Director Vasantha Padmanabhan, the teams will work to actively engage diverse stakeholders in identifying community priorities and create knowledge from data. The three Translational Research Teams are:
- Cumulative Exposures & Population Health Team (Karen Peterson, Leader & Erica Jansen, Co-Leader)
- Climate Change & Health Disparities Team (Toby Lewis, Leader & Carina Gronlund, Co-Leader)
- Toxicological Mechanisms & Improving Health Outcomes Team (Vasantha Padmanabhan, Leader & Laurie Svoboda, Co-Leader)