Research & Publications
Tristan Furnary is a second year Master of Public Health candidate in the Yale School of Public Health’s Environmental Health Science (EHS) department. He is also a recent graduate of Yale College who majored in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Human Health and the Environment (B.S.) His research focuses on understanding the role of over the counter drugs and environmental toxins in the developmental origins of neurological abnormalities in children. His current aim is to address the effects of non-prescription drugs on the development of neuronal progenitor cells. In addition, he works with Dr. Zeyan Liew at Yale’s Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology (CPPEE) in partnership with the Yale Child Study Center in a pilot study investigating household and environmental influences on the development of irritability and behavioral problems in children and adolescents. Previous research includes working in Dr. Paul Anastas’ Yale Center for Green Chemistry and Environmental Engineering on characterization and bioremediation projects.