Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Marisa Patti

Public Health


I am broadly interested in how environmental exposures influence child neurodevelopmental and physical health. My current research explores how gestational arsenic exposure and serum folate status influences child neurodevelopment and growth, while also determining if folate status modifies the relation between arsenic biomarkers and child health. The results of this project will provide critical information about the toxicity of arsenic and determine if folic acid supplementation could be an intervention to mitigate arsenic-associated toxicity.