Rodney Dietert, Ph.D

Professor of Immunotoxicology, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Rodney has been on the Cornell faculty for 37 years. He has more than 300 publications, with the majority focused on early-life environmental risks factors for the developing immune system and prevention of non-communicable diseases. He is also author of the recent book, “The Human Superorganism: How the Microbiome is Revolutionizing the Pursuit of a Health Life.”

The Science Behind Microbirth

Last April, Eureka guest blogger Rodney Dietert wrote about how prenatal and postnatal events—from exposure to toxic chemicals and drug and antibiotic administration to Cesarean delivery formula feeding and stress—can lead to immune dysfunction and increased health risks to the child. Continue reading