Francesca is a Research Officer at MAP with the passion for public health and epidemiology. Her role involves working with the Global Malaria Epidemiology team.
Francesca finished her PhD in Health Sciences with a focus on Epidemiology and Biostatistics within the Department of Public Health at the University of Verona, Italy and the Children’s Lung Health team at Telethon Kids Institute. Her research project aimed to investigate the early-life predictors of lung function trajectories over the life span, using data from a large prospective cohort of pregnancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood carried out in Australia.
Longitudinal effects of prenatal exposure to plastic-derived chemicals and their metabolites on asthma and lung function from childhood into adulthood
Environmental exposure to phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA), chemicals used in the production of plastics, may increase risk for asthma and allergies. However, little is known about the long-term effects of early life exposure to these compounds.Asthma Published research Children's Lung Health Subsite: Walyan Geospatial Health and Development Allergy
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