Happy Safe Holidays from CCCEH
*Not in Zoom Photo- Investigators-Ricky Perera, Deling Tang, Howard Andrews, Joan Casey, Pam Factor-Litvak, Diana Hernandez, Lori Hoepner, Marianthi- Anna KioumourtzoglouAmy Margolis, Matthew Perzanowski, Virginia Raugh, Andrew Rundle, & Shuang Wang. Staff- Alique Berberian, Diurka Diaz, Teresa Durham, Lizzy Gibson, Sara Levine, Elinol Lopez, & Raquel Sotelo.
Dear Friends,

This year has given us all a renewed sense of appreciation and a profound understanding that we are all connected and share one world. We want to thank you for the work we did together and the support you gave during this most challenging of years.

With your help the Center engaged with over 1,000 individuals this year through research and community outreach, modifying all of our activities to protect our participants and staff. We continue to make significant progress in reducing the impacts of climate change, air pollution, and toxic chemicals on the brains and bodies of children. We remain inspired by the grit and resilience we witnessed among members of our study cohorts living in the pandemic's hardest hit communities of the South Bronx and Northern Manhattan.

We are grateful to the many health care and essential workers and their immeasurable and ongoing contribution. We remain undeterred in these anomalous times and are optimistic about the coming year - knowing that together we will help the most vulnerable children thrive.

We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season and all the best for the New Year,

Julie, Ricky and CCCEH Staff
2020 CCCEH Research and Resources at Your Fingertips
(English, Spanish & Mandarin)
COVID-19 and EHS Research
Thoughts from the Field
As part of the ECHO (Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes) National Institutes of Health research initiative, Dr. Julie Herbstman is part of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion working group that values insights from the field. We are proud to share thoughts from our study participants and staff in the next few monthly newsletters.

(Entry #2)
"I believe that participating in a research study introduces fields, topics, and terminology to those of us who may not have the opportunity to gain such (knowledge) or have chosen a different field. I think ECHO should try to implement more psychological and social studies as I feel that skills pertaining to each are lacking in my community. As a black man in the current time, I feel my psychological well-being is worn due to a myriad of sociopolitical, economic, and environmental factors. I think it is extremely exciting and a honor to have my data be a part of thousands, maybe millions, used in helping research for years to come." Q. W. (CCCEH Youth Council Member and Intern)
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With Gratitude,

All of us at CCCEH

Julie Herbstman, PhD
Director, Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health

Frederica P. Perera, DrPH, PhD
Director of Translational Research and Founding Director
Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health
Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health