Pablo Nepomnaschy (Program Co-chair)
Pablo Nepomnaschy (MA, PhD) is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Maternal & Child Health Laboratory in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and is the International Representative for the Human Biology Society and the BC Representative for the Canadian DOHaD Society. He joined SFU in 2008 following his training in evolutionary biology and bio-anthropology at the University of Michigan, and his post-doc in epidemiology at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), USA. Dr. Nepomnaschy’s research focuses on the influence that naturally occurring psychosocial, energetic and immune challenges have on the ontogeny of the stress axis and its impact on developmental trajectories and health starting before conception and continuing across the lifespan. He participates in 4 different child cohort studies, 2 in Canada (one focused on a First Nations’ population), 1 in India and 1 in Guatemala on a Mayan population and has organized over 10 scientific conferences and workshops.