UNDERSTANDING HEALTH ACROSS THE LIFECOURSE: AN INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENTAL APPROACH - "DEVHEALTH".

  • Windmeijer, Frank (Principal Investigator)

Project Details

Description

The DEVHEALTH project has the ambitious objective to combine insights from the social and the biomedical sciences in order to develop an integrated developmental approach to health throughout the lifecourse, and to devise policies to prevent, rather than to just cure, disease. The first part of the project has been focused on two main strands: understanding the importance of the early life years for the formation of health, and advancing the use of genetic data for social science research.

First, while there is now a consolidated body of evidence that early conditions matter for health, knowledge on the mechanisms is still scarce. Our work in DEVHEALTH has contributed to our understanding of how the circumstances in which the children are born and raised “get under the skin” and affect the biological development of the brain and of the rest of the body.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/05/1130/11/14