Lifestyle Factors and Public Health
While examination of these factors in an integrated fashion allows for the exploration of the multilevel interplay and interaction amongst them, it also signifies the need for an innovative framework of inquiry to prevent disease and enhance quality of life. A growing body of evidence suggests the vulnerability to environmental changes of epigenetic mechanisms as well as the impact of lifestyle on the epigenetic code. In this section we will explore lifestyle-epigenome interactions that have the potential to impact or modulate epigenetic patterns.
Learning Areas:Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Describe lifestyle-epigenome interactions that have the potential to impact or modulate epigenetic patterns.
Keyword(s): Behavioral Research, Chronic Diseases
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a PI in ongoing research projects on environmental health with a focus on environmental determinants. I have wide expertise in medical geography. I am currently an Associate Professor of Environmental Health at the Loma Linda University School of Public Health and an Associate Dean for Public Health Practice
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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