In this webinar, we will discuss the current knowledge on how maternal obesity impacts children’s neurodevelopment and its developmental origin. We will review the epidemiological associations between maternal obesity and childhood neurodevelopmental disorders and their potential underlying mechanisms. In this webinar, we will also discuss recent studies, including Tarui Laboratory, to investigate the impact of maternal obesity on fetal and neonatal brain development by utilizing advanced fetal and neonatal brain neuroimaging technologies.
-Dr. Lynne Ausman | Saqr Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi Professor of International Nutrition, Tufts University
Dr. Lynne Ausman is the Saqr Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi Professor in International Nutrition, as well as a professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. She has been an active investigator in USAID funded projects in Malawi, Uganda, Nepal, and most recently, in Jordan as part of the Feed the Future Jordan Nutrition Innovation Lab. She has been active in experimental studies with humans on lipoprotein response to several vegetable oils, trans fats and soy protein, and the glycemic response as modified by various meal components. Most recently she has been examining the molecular mechanism of action of carotenoids (both provitamin A and non-provitamin A) against several chronic diseases.
-Dr. Tomo Tarui | Director of Fetal Neonatal Neurology, Hasbro Children's Hospital and Assistant Professor at the Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
Tomo Tarui, MD, is a child neurologist and Director of Fetal Neonatal Neurology at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Rhode Island, USA. Dr. Tarui is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Tarui is a physician-scientist in developmental neuroimaging and genomics. Dr. Tarui’s research focuses on developing non-invasive neuroimaging and genomic technologies to assess human fetal brain development and its clinical implications.