"The cradle will rock..." - Intergenerational Effects of Maternal Exposures to Environmental Hazards
When SH&E professionals assess risk for adverse reproductive effects of environmental hazards, the maternal exposome presents a significant challenge due to its complex biological interplay of genetic susceptibilities and adaptive responses to environmental hazards. The body burden from past exposures to environmental agents as well as those maternal exposures that occur during gestation can transfer to the fetus via the placenta and to infant and child during lactation. There is mounting scientific evidence of long-term consequences - namely, these early-life exposures have later-life impacts on health. Additionally, these impacts may be magnified among vulnerable population subgroups (i.e., susceptibility- and exposure-related attributes, socioeconomic factors and race-ethnicity).

This special ASSE webinar will examine the state of epigenetic science and reproductive health outcomes, and provide evidence-based strategies for SH&E professionals to promote reproductive health - before, during and after pregnancy.

By participating in this webinar, attendees will be able to:
  • Describe developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD)
  • Define the maternal exposome
  • Identify intergenerational outcomes of maternal exposures to environmental hazards
  • Recall exemplars for translating this emerging knowledge to evidence-based practices for promoting reproductive health


  • Webcast with 30 day access to archived recording for ANYTIME/ANYWHERE viewing
  • Slides from the session
  • 0.2 CEUs

Webinar Pricing

  • Member Price: $95.00
  • AIHA/ACHMM Price: $105.00 (PLEASE NOTE: When registering online, you must enter the following coupon code AIHA1911 for a $10.00 discount. Register online as a "Non-Member" and enter this coupon code into the field for "Registration Discount Code".)
  • List Price: $115.00

About the Presenter

Marcella Remer Thompson, PhD, MS, CSP, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN is the State Agencies and Community Liaison for Brown University's Superfund Research Program. To ensure the Center's research has a positive impact on the public's health, she coordinates translation of program-related research into professional practice and legislative and regulatory policy by facilitating partnerships among academics, government leaders, and professionals. She collaborates with community organizations and tribal governments whose members are impacted directly by one or more Superfund NPL or Brownfield sites to address their environment and environmental health related issues. Additionally, Dr. Thompson is Assistant Professor, Adjunct at the University of Rhode Island. Her research focuses on multiple environmental chemical exposures among childbearing-aged women.

Dr. Thompson is nationally recognized for her interdisciplinary work in safety, health and the environment. She brings a unique breadth of experience in clinical, corporate and academic venues, including 10 years as an occupational health and safety consultant for small and medium-sized businesses, and 12 years as principal safety engineer for a semiconductor fabrication facility. She holds a B.S. in Nursing from Salve Regina University, an M.S. in Occupational Health Nursing from Boston University, an M.S. in Occupational Health from Harvard School of Public Health, and a Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island. In 2009, Thompson was awarded Fellow by the Academy for American Occupational Health Nurses (FAAOHN). In 2011, she was named by ASSE's Women in Safety Engineering common interest group as one of 100 women making a difference in SH&E. Dr. Thompson is a professional member of ASSE's Greater Boston Chapter, Academic and Environmental Practice Specialties, and former Society Vice President of Finance. 

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