09/07/22: Environmental Epigenetics and Intergenerational Equity

Environmental Epigenetics and Intergenerational Equity

About the webinar:

Epigenetics is the study of how behaviors and environment can cause changes that affect the way a person’s genes work. This presentation will begin by describing the possible role of environmental epigenetics in transgenerational inheritance inhumans. It will then consider whether the concepts of environmental justice andintergenerational equity could play a role in developing policies to protect vulnerable individuals.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Explain transgenerational inheritance in humans

  • Describe the concept of environmental justice

  • Discuss the role of transgenerational environmental epigenetics and intergenerational equity

Certificates of Completion

Certificates of Completion will be available to webinar participants who are present for the complete, live webinar, and logged in with their registered email address. Call-in attendees are not eligible for certificates at this time - Please download the Zoom app to log in via email on your smartphone whenever possible.

In order to receive your Certificate of Completion, qualified learners must complete the post-webinar evaluation within 7 days of the webinar. A link to the evaluation will be emailed to qualified learners 24 hours after the webinar via no-reply@zoom.us. Qualified learners who submit their evaluation will receive a Certificate of Completion via email, and can also print/save the certificate from their browser after submitting their evaluation.

If you're not able to attend the live presentation, no problem! We record most presentations and will host them on our website provided we have permission to do so. Presentation recordings are not eligible for Certificates of Completion.

Speaker: Mark A. Rothstein, J.D.

Mark A. Rothstein, J.D., is an academic researcher and author who relocated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine to the San Diego area in the summer of 2022. He has concentrated his recent research on bioethics, genetics, health privacy, public health, and research ethics. He is a past president of the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, an elected member of the American Law Institute, and an elected fellow of the Hastings Center. Since 2000, he has written a regular column on bioethics for the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics. From 2011-2019, he was Associate Editor for Public Health Ethics and Law of the American Journal of Public Health. He is the author or editor of 19 books and over 300 book chapters and articles. Among his many honors, he is a past recipient of the Public Health Hero Award from the University of California-Berkeley School of Public Health.