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Application of novel biomarkers to measure health impacts of anthropogenic change in the Amazon

The following grant was awarded by, is supported by, is administered by or is in partnership with the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Funding Fogarty Program

International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA)

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Application of novel biomarkers to measure health impacts of anthropogenic change in the Amazon

Principal Institution

State University of New York at Albany

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Feingold, Beth

Project Contact Information

Email: bfeingold@albany.edu

Year(s) Awarded

2020–2024

Country

Peru

Project Description

The research is relevant to public health because it is the first study to apply the use of unbiased, objective biomarkers of the Western diet pattern to study cardiometabolic disease risks following large-scale anthropogenic development in a low- or middle-income country (LMIC). This project is relevant to the mission of the Fogarty International Center to support the next generation of scientists trained to think and work across multiple disciplines to address global health needs. It speaks to Fogarty's strategic plan goal to improve the understanding of complex ecosystems in which noncommunicable disease risk factors—including rapid urbanization, lifestyle changes, nutrition and others—interact to contribute to the epidemic of noncommunicable diseases in LMICs.

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