Masters of Health Magazine November 2022 - Page 70

How Pesticides and Herbicides

Affect Farmers

These cancer-causing chemicals are a risk in our food, but they're an even greater risk for the people who grow it.

Stephanie Seneff, PhD | Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D.

Reprinted with Permission from The Epoch Times

Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., is an award-winning science writer, journalist, author of “Your Baby, Your Way: Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Parenting Decisions for a Happier, Healthier Family.”, and  regular contributor to The Epoch Times.

A Fulbright awardee and mother of four, she has worked on a child survival campaign in West Africa, advocated for an end to child slavery in Pakistan on prime-time TV in France, and taught post-colonial literature to non-traditional students in inner-city Atlanta. Learn more about her at  JenniferMargulis.net

Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Author of “Toxic Legacy: How the Weedkiller Glyphosate Is Destroying Our Health and the Environment,” which was recently released in paperback.

She received the B.S. degree in Biophysics in 1968, the M.S. and E.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1980, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1985, all from MIT.

For over three decades, her research interests have always been at the intersection of biology and computation: developing a computational model for the human auditory system, understanding human language so as to develop algorithms and systems for human computer interactions, as well as applying natural language processing (NLP) techniques to gene predictions.

She has published over 170 refereed articles on these subjects, and has been invited to give keynote speeches at several international conferences. She has also supervised numerous Master’s and PhD theses at MIT. In 2012, Dr. Seneff was elected Fellow of the International Speech and Communication Association (ISCA).