Home Department: Psychology and Art History
Mentor: Ian Gotlib, Psychology
Air pollution is currently the greatest environmental threat to public health. The broad goal of Julia’s Stanford Bio-X research is to examine the ways in which exposure to fine particle air pollution affects child and adolescent development, and to identify psychological traits that will help us understand for whom exposure may be more or less consequential. In a sample of adolescent girls, Julia’s project will examine the effects of fine particle air pollution on cellular aging and stress biology, and test whether familial risk for depression compounds these effects.