The OHSU Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness is developing a documentary exploring the field of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) and how it can be translated into improved community health. Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., director emeritus of the Moore Institute and an international leader in the DOHaD field will be a primary voice in the documentary, along with other influencers who have been translating this science into programs and policies to benefit future generations.
A group of OHSU-PSU School of Public Health students sat down for a filmed conversation with Dr. Thornburg and Professor Lynne Messer. Sarah Andrea, Keeley Blackie, Ann Booman, Christina Jåderholm, Jenna Marie and Kalera Stratton discussed the intersections of housing, racism, sexism, intergenerational trauma and much more with the science of DOHaD as well as potential interventions, policies and needed systemic changes.
The film is in development with Aurora Productions, and is directed by Andrew Hinton. It is early in the filming process, but once complete the film will be shopped to various streaming services. The Moore Institute will host a screening and help publicize the final product once complete, and will share this information with students and faculty.