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Listen: Why neighborhoods matter to brain development in children

December 13, 2021
Two young girls play on a slide in a park.

Megan Herting, PhD, discusses how where children grow up can impact their brain development in an episode of the podcast, “Environmental Health Chat,” hosted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Herting, an assistant professor in the department of population and public health sciences at Keck School of Medicine of USC, reviews a USC study on the subject and shares how to promote neighborhood equity to improve children’s health and development.

Listen to the podcast