Longitudinal Trajectories of Passive Smoking Exposure among Rural Pregnant Women in Main Tobacco Production Region of China: a prospective prenatal cohort study | Duke Kunshan University
Longitudinal Trajectories of Passive Smoking Exposure among Rural Pregnant Women in Main Tobacco Production Region of China: a prospective prenatal cohort study
Speaker: 
Dr. Xia Xiao

Associate Professor in the Department of Community Medicine / Adolescent Health and Maternal and Children Health, School of Public Health, Kunming Medical University

Nov 13th 2019 12:00 to 13:00
Room 3101, Academic Building
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 10:30

Summary of talk:     

Passive smoking is defined as the combination of secondhand smoke (SHS) and thirdhand smoke (THS) exposure. It is currently defined as environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure, which is particularly concerning for pregnant women, and was shown to cause preterm delivery and spontaneous abortion, low birth weight, sudden infant death syndrome, childhood asthma, and respiratory illness. However, few researches were interested in finding the heterogeneity change tendency throughout pregnancy. The goal of this topic is share the findings and experience related to the Effect of Prenatal Exposure to Environmental Adverse Factors on Growth and Development of Offspring in Rural China.

Brief Biography:

Dr. Xia Xiao is an associate professor in the Department of Community Medicine / Adolescent Health and Maternal and Children Health, School of Public Health, Kunming Medical University, China. There she received her Ph.D. degree in major of community health promotion of environmental health and occupational health in Fudan University. Her research interests focus on the tobacco prevention and control and community health promotion. She completed her visiting fellowship in Center of Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health, San Diego State University and Public Health School of Yale University, respectively. She has been the PIs of several significant studies; some of them aim to protect women and children away from environmental toxins such as passive smoking.

Food and drink will be provided on a first come, first served basis.