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Our Commitment to Our Community

As health scientists with expertise in periconceptional health and development, we will continue to speak out and actively address inequity as a cause or amplifier of public health crises. Pivotal to this, we will advocate for reductions in poverty, improved educational opportunities and support, access to transportation, to healthy food, and to health care for people and communities facing systemic as well as inter-personal racial oppression, and other barriers to equitable health.  We are committed to using the power and privilege we have as scientists and educators to speak out and advocate for safety and justice. Thus, we will use our expertise to advocate for poverty reduction and food security for communities and individuals that face barriers to adequate health, financing and housing services - and advocate for a community-based approach to health support for parents-to-be. We strive for a healthy start for all people and communities.


Now more than ever we need to dig deep to support each other’s struggles, to connect, and to stand together. Please make this commitment with us, as we support our community members that face the biggest challenges.

About the Sloboda Lab

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The Sloboda Lab studies the early life origins of health and disease. We are interested in understanding how early life adversity impacts fetal development, and how these changes to development influence the risk of chronic disease later in life.

The Sloboda Lab has recently been involved in community-based studies such as the Art of Creation, CanTec-19, and Mothers to Babies (M2B). 
Learn more about our past and ongoing research here

Learn About Our Research & Early Origins Science 

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