bangladesh Early Adversity
Neuroimaging PROJECT

bean photo.jpg

The Bangladesh Early Adversity Neuroimaging (BEAN) Study aims to address how a child’s exposure to early adversity affects their cognitive outcomes in a cohort of children in Bangladesh. In this urban cohort, children may be exposed to a variety of biological, psychosocial, or environmental adversities early in life. These adversities may include frequent enteric inflammation, malnutrition, maternal depression, air/water pollution, and poor sanitation. This project includes functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), electroencephalograms (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study the association between exposure to early adversities and brain development in children.

Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this neuroimaging project is a collaboration between Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, University of Virginia, University College London, and the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b).

For more information, please visit the BEAN Website.