Developmental Origins of Health & Disease

Kent Thornburg, Ph.D.
Kent Thornburg, Ph.D.

Kent Thornburg, Ph.D. talks about a major conference held in Portland where researchers studying the fetal origins of disease gather. The conference is called the World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD). The meeting focuses on the factors in the womb that can impact a person's lifelong health. These factors include stress hormones, the mother's diet and low oxygen in the womb.


Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., is director of the OHSU Heart Research Center. He leads a team of scientists who are studying the developing heart and how factors in development impact a person's health.

Air Date: Saturday, September 17, 2011