Marc G. Weisskopf is a professor of environmental and occupational epidemiology at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH). Weisskopf received his PhD in neuroscience from the University of California, San Francisco, and his ScD in epidemiology from HSPH, and he spent two years as an epidemic intelligence service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His neuroscience work focused on molecular and cellular aspects of neural signaling and plasticity. His epidemiological expertise and research focuses on neurological function and disease – including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease, autism, cognitive function, and psychiatric conditions – with a particular emphasis on the role of environmental factors. Currently, he is working on projects to study environmental risk factors for ALS and Parkinson’s disease, environmental risk factors for autism spectrum disorders, neurological effects of traumatic brain injury, and environmental risk factors for cognitive decline, psychological distress, and psychiatric disorders. Weisskopf works with many different populations, including such large cohorts as the Normative Aging Study, the Nurses’ Health Studies, the National Longitudinal Mortality Study, and the registry system that covers the entire population of Denmark.
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