Dr. Zorimar Rivera-Núñez, an Assistant Professor at the School of Public Health and Resident Scientist in the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI) was awarded her first R21 grant and an ECHO grant from the National Institutes of Health after participating in the National Research Mentoring Network-CIC Academic Network (NRMN-CAN) Grant Writing Group hosted at Rutgers University.

Rivera-Núñez’s research focuses on chemical exposures and its effects on early life and subsequent health. Most of her research addresses: (1) The effects of measurement error when characterizing environmental exposures, (2) The utility of biomarkers identifying windows of exposure and susceptibility, and (3) The impact of perinatal exposures on birth outcomes and children’s development.

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