The ECHO PATHWAYS study aims to advance knowledge of environmental and social factors that influence child development. We are conducting a seven-year study of nearly 3000 mother-child pairs who previously enrolled in one of three existing studies: CANDLE, GAPPS and TIDES. ECHO PATHWAYS is combining these existing studies into one large population and extending the duration of follow up through middle childhood and into adolescence. We are investigating a number of research questions, with a focus on child airway health, neurodevelopment, air pollution, stress, and endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
PATHWAYS is funded through the National Institutes of Health sponsored ECHO Program (Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes).