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The Pacific Northwest National Center for the National Children's Study will examine the effects of the environment, as broadly defined to include factors such as air, water, diet, sound, family dynamics, community and cultural influences, healthcare access, and genetics on the growth, development, and health of children across the United States, following them from before birth until age 21 years. The goal of the Study is to improve the health and well-being of children and contribute to understanding the role various factors have on health and disease. Ultimately, the National Children's Study will be one of the richest research efforts geared towards studying children's health and development and will form the basis of child health guidance, interventions, and policy for generations to come.

Funding Information:

National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) 2007-present

Reporting Structure:

Dave Kalman, Chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Related UW Entities:

School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Department of Health Services,
School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Center Details

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Director: Faustman, Elaine M
Location: 4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98105
Year Started: 2007
Administrator / Program Manager: Shih, Linda
Administering College/School: School of Public Health 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences 
Faculty Involvement: 7