Epigenetics, the Environment, and Children’s Health Across Lifespans

Editors: Hollar, David (Ed.)

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  • Comprehensive overview of epigenetics for a public health audience
  • Chapters bring together research from environmental health, psychology, pediatrics, and child development 
  • Connects epigenetics to life course theory in maternal and child health
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About this book

This stimulating volume addresses vital questions about gene/environment interactions as they affect cell health from the prenatal period through later life. Beginning with a tour of epigenetic processes in the human body, the book assembles current theoretical and empirical developments across the discipline, among them transgenerational epigenetic inheritance, the effects of maternal nutrition on epigenetic change, and possible links between epigenetics and childhood obesity. Public health and policy aspects of the field are discussed in depth, with the understanding that much can be done to improve our epigenetic health as a species. And in this vein, contributors consider future possibilities, such as the reprogramming of genes to reverse cancer and other diseases. 

Included in the coverage:

  • The role of environmental epigenetics in perinatal and neonatal development
  • The epigenetic biomarker γH2AX: from bench science to clinical trials
  • What’s the risk? Dental amalgam, mercury exposure, and human health risks throughout the lifespan
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder: neurological, genetic, and epigenetic bases
  • Children’s exposure to alcohol, tobacco, and drugs: long-term outcomes
  • Ethical implications of epigenetics

Epigenetics, the Environment, and Children’s Health Across Lifespans brings real-world knowledge and applications of this increasingly important field to public health practitioners, maternal and child health researchers, and environmental health experts.

About the authors

David Hollar, PhD, MS is an Associate Professor of Health Administration at Pfeiffer University. He received his PhD in Curriculum and Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he was awarded the graduate school’s Outstanding Dissertation Award.Hollar successfully completed postdoctoral research in community health at the NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Substance Abuse and Employment at Wright State University.His specialties include multivariate statistics, structural equation models, mathematical models, disability policy, and decision-making. Hollar has numerous peer-reviewed publications on health risk factors, allostatic load, behavioral genetics, and disability policy. He edited and coauthored the Handbook of Children with Special Health Care Needs, published by Springer in 2012. He has served on the editorial board of the Maternal and Child Health Journal since 2005. 

Reviews

“Gene/environment interaction are a young field of research, playing a great role on the intrauterine and postnatal development. The understanding of the significance of epigenetic mechanisms is clearly described in 16 chapters with a large list of references. For geneticists, neonatologists and pediatricians.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews (PER), Vol. 14 (2), December, 2016)

“The author describes the purpose as providing healthcare providers, policy makers, and healthcare consumers with a consultative resource to improve epigenetic health worldwide. … It is directed at healthcare professionals as well as those interested in public health directives. … Geneticists, as well as those involved in health surveillance such as cancer, may find this book very educational. … It should raise awareness among the general public about epigenetics. There are very few books that deal with this subject.” (Luis F. Escobar, Doody's Book Reviews, May, 2016)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Epigenetics and Its Applications to Children’s Health

    Hollar, David W., Jr., Ph.D., M.S.

    Pages 1-20

  • Epigenetic Significance of Chromatin Organization During Cellular Aging and Organismal Lifespan

    Georgieva, Milena, PhD (et al.)

    Pages 21-66

  • In Utero Bisphenol A Exposure and Epigenetic Programming of Neurobehavioral Outcomes

    Kundakovic, Marija, Ph.D.

    Pages 67-92

  • The Epigenetic Biomarker γH2AX: From Bench to Clinical Trials

    Rogakou, Emmy P., PhD (et al.)

    Pages 93-115

  • Role of Environmental Epigenetics in Perinatal and Neonatal Development

    Sundararajan, Sripriya, M.D. (et al.)

    Pages 117-134

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Hardcover 166,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Epigenetics, the Environment, and Children’s Health Across Lifespans
Editors
  • David Hollar
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-25325-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-25325-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-25323-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79770-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 386
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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