Effects of Early Environments on Behavior, Achievement, and Health

IPR Policy Research Briefing

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The study of early-life environments—their quality and impact, including later-life effects—is opening up new understanding of human development and public health. Join these three experts for an IPR policy briefing as they present some of their recent research probing the impact of early health and climate change on child and adult outcomes and discuss possible policy implications.


“Smoking in Pregnancy and Child Behavior Problems: Who Is at Risk?”

Lauren Wakschlag, Professor and Vice Chair for Scientific & Faculty Development, Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, and Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research

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“Can Early Health Access Narrow the Black-White Achievement Gap?”

Jonathan Guryan, Associate Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University

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“What Does a Warmer Planet Mean for Infant and Adult Health?”

Michael Greenstone, 3M Professor of Environmental Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Therese McGuire, ConAgra Foods Research Professor in Strategic Management, Kellogg School of Management, and Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University

Monday, May 23, 2011
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Wieboldt Hall, 4th Floor
Kellogg School of Management
340 E. Superior Street, Chicago Campus