September 20, 2016

Children’s Health and Exposure Analysis Resource Core

The ECHO Children’s Health and Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR) Core will serve as a consortium resource for laboratory and statistical analyses of personal environmental exposures in existing and future collections of biological samples. It will build off the existing CHEAR resource, which was established to provide a focused infrastructure for comprehensive exposure analysis of biological samples to provide 1) rigorous assessment of a range of environmental exposures, xenobiotics, physiological measurements, and other biological indicators of environmental exposure and response and 2) statistical tools and data science approaches to manage and analyze newly generated datasets in a cohesive and integrated manner.  The resources developed under CHEAR are an integral component of the ECHO program in providing state-of-the-art analytical support to measure environmental exposures for the extant cohorts solicited under ECHO.


  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, New York
  • RTI, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Wadsworth Center, Albany, New York
  • Westat, Inc., Rockville, Maryland

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