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Jonas Webinar - Hypertension Risk in Pregnant Patients due to Air Pollution

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Nurses can Learn to Identify Patients with Pregnancy Hypertension Risk due to Traffic-related Air Pollution

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Learn to Identify Patients with Pregnancy Hypertension Risks due to Exposure to Traffic-related Air Pollution

Led by Brandy Beverly, Ph.D., a health scientist with the Office of Health Assessment and Translation (OHAT) in the National Toxicology Program at NIEHS. Beverly is leading evaluations on the effects of environmental exposures on selected health outcomes, including traffic-related air pollution and high blood pressure during pregnancy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the work of the National Toxicology Program’s Office of Health Assessment and Translation and how detailed literature evaluations are conducted to reach hazard conclusions.
  • Summarize the findings of the NTP Monograph on the Systematic Review of Traffic-related Air Pollution and Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy.
  • Discuss tools and resources to aid in communication regarding the role of environment in health.

Brandy Beverly, Ph.D., is a health scientist with the Office of Health Assessment and Translation (OHAT) in the National Toxicology Program at NIEHS. Beverly is leading evaluations on the effects of environmental exposures on selected health outcomes, including traffic-related air pollution and high blood pressure during pregnancy. Her expertise and areas of interest include disease outcomes and underlying molecular mechanisms related to reproduction and development. Beverly earned her Ph.D. in molecular medicine from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, where she investigated changes in hormonal function and blood flow during pregnancy. She received her postdoctoral training in reproductive and developmental toxicology at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, where she examined the effects of environmental toxicants and pharmaceutical agents on reproductive and developmental outcomes. Before joining OHAT, Beverly worked in the Integrated Risk and Information Systems (IRIS) Program within the National Center of Environmental Assessment at EPA, using her reproductive and developmental toxicology expertise to draft IRIS assessments.

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