Video | September 17, 2018

We Are All Vulnerable To The Effects Of Water Pollution

Dr. Jamie Dewitt explains her research in Phamacology and Toxicology and why water pollution might pose a problem no matter where you are.

Horizons Jamie DeWitt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. She received PhD degrees in Environmental Science and Neural Science from Indiana University-Bloomington and completed postdoctoral training in Immunotoxicology at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Research Triangle Park, NC, in cooperation with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her current scientific research focus is on how exposure to emerging contaminants in the aquatic environment, such as per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and pharmaceutical and personal care products, affect the adult and developing immune and nervous systems. She is active in the Society of Toxicology, the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, serves as an Associate Editor for the journal Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology and is on the editorial boards of several toxicological journals. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.