Topic, "The National Children's-Health Study: Visionary Research for the Next Decade and Beyond"

At 7PM on Wednesday 6 January, at Taste, in College Park, we'll have a fascinating discussion for you.

The National Children's-Health Study will examine the effects of environmental influences on the health and development of 100,000 children across the United States, following them from before birth until age 21. The goal of the Study is to improve the health and well-being of children. The Study defines "environment" broadly, taking a number of natural and man-made environmental, biological, genetic, and psychosocial factors into account. By studying children through their different phases of growth and development, researchers will be better able to understand the role these factors have on health and disease. Orlando is one of a number of sites in Florida that will participate.

Dr. Thomas T. H. Wan, Ph.D., MHS is a Professor of Public Affairs, Health Services Administration, and Medical Education, Director, Doctoral Program in Public Affairs and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Health and Public Affairs. He is the UCF lead researcher for the National Children's Health Study. He focuses on the structure and function of healthcare institutions and services, policies and long-term care. He has been funded by many federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and serves on many national committees involving health care. He has published 19 books and monographs and nearly 150 book chapters and articles.


717 W. Smith Street
Orlando, United States

Taste is near the corner of Princeton Street (really Smith Street after the fork) and Edgewater Drive, so about 2 minutes from I-4 to parking. One can park on the street or in the parking lot behind Taste.

From I-4, drive a few blocks to Edgewater Drive. At the intersection, you should see a orange building ahead of you, labeled "Taste". Park on the street or behind Taste.