The Institute for Exposomic Research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
The Mount Sinai Institute for Exposomic Research is the nucleus of the Icahn School of Medicine’s work on studying how the environment affects human health. Our mission is to understand how the exposome, or the totality of our environmental exposures, affect health, disease, and development. We aim to translate our findings into new strategies for prevention and treatment. Our approach to exposomics is holistic, encompassing the chemical, nutritional, and social environments and the interrelationships among them. With our transdisciplinary research program and analytical capabilities, our scientists are designing innovative exposure measures and studying a vast array of health outcomes, such as childhood obesity, asthma, autism, learning disabilities, renal disease, cancer, postpartum depression, PTSD, and Lou Gehrig’s disease.