Continue Reading... PAHO Proposes Strategy on Health, Environment and Climate Change for the Americas
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PAHO Proposes Strategy on Health, Environment and Climate Change for the Americas

By Elizabeth Witherspoon, Ph.D. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (Center) and Dr. Carissa F. Etienne,…

Continue Reading... Study Quantifies Environmental Stressors’ Impact on Human Mental Health in the US
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Study Quantifies Environmental Stressors’ Impact on Human Mental Health in the US

By David Richards Obradovich, is a senior research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development(Photo courtesy of Nick…

Continue Reading... Training the Next Generation of Physicians on Climate and Health Science Policy
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Training the Next Generation of Physicians on Climate and Health Science Policy

By Caitlin Rublee, Caleb Dresser, and Cecilia Sorensen Governments, nongovernmental organizations, and professional societies have called upon the health sector…

Continue Reading... GEH Reflections: Thoughts from Linda Birnbaum As She Steps Down As NIEHS Director
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GEH Reflections: Thoughts from Linda Birnbaum As She Steps Down As NIEHS Director

After nearly 11 years in her position and a total of 40 years of government service, Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., stepped…

Continue Reading... Setting the Stage for Studying Cardiometabolic Disease in Africa
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Setting the Stage for Studying Cardiometabolic Disease in Africa

By Janelle Weaver, Ph.D. The detailed methods used for Phase 1 of a study of cardiovascular and metabolic disease in…

Continue Reading... Suk Mentors Students and Makes Connections in Thailand through Fulbright Award
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Suk Mentors Students and Makes Connections in Thailand through Fulbright Award

By Sara Amolegbe Suk, front center, with students and faculty at CRI after presenting a seminar on environmental pollution, noncommunicable…

Continue Reading... NIEHS, IHME Move Forward on Global Burden of Disease Pollution Health Initiative
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NIEHS, IHME Move Forward on Global Burden of Disease Pollution Health Initiative

By Elizabeth Witherspoon, Ph.D. Taking the next step in a broader Global Burden of Disease Pollution Health Initiative (GBD-PHI), staff…

Continue Reading... Doctoral Fellow Studies Indoor Air Pollution and Health in Peru
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Doctoral Fellow Studies Indoor Air Pollution and Health in Peru

Vanessa Burrowes, a Ph.D. candidate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Fogarty Global Health fellow,…

Continue Reading... Researchers Build Capacity for Study of Dementia and Risk Factors in Kazakhstan
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Researchers Build Capacity for Study of Dementia and Risk Factors in Kazakhstan

By Elizabeth Witherspoon, Ph.D. Through the NIH Global Brain Disorders Research Program, an international multidisciplinary team of researchers from the…

Continue Reading... Collaborative Environmental Health Network Takes Final Steps to Become International Organization
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Collaborative Environmental Health Network Takes Final Steps to Become International Organization

By David Richards Founded in 2012 by Pure Earth in partnership with a number of international institutions and low- and middle-income…

Continue Reading... Climate Change-Related Alterations in Spring Onset Timing Linked to Increased Allergic Disease Burden in the US
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Climate Change-Related Alterations in Spring Onset Timing Linked to Increased Allergic Disease Burden in the US

By Marisa Naujokas, Ph.D. Using national-level data, NIEHS-funded researchers reported that changes in the timing of spring onset is linked to…

Continue Reading... NIEHS Postdoctoral Fellow Examines Interactions between Environmental and Social Exposures in Nigeria
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NIEHS Postdoctoral Fellow Examines Interactions between Environmental and Social Exposures in Nigeria

Musa Kana, M.D., Ph.D., an African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI) fellow at NIEHS, is investigating how environmental and social factors interact…

Continue Reading... NIEHS Joins Experts in India and Thailand to Discuss Collaborative Approaches to Environmental Health Issues
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NIEHS Joins Experts in India and Thailand to Discuss Collaborative Approaches to Environmental Health Issues

U.S. and Indian Workshop Participants Explore CBPR By Elizabeth Witherspoon, Ph.D. U.S. and Indian researchers and Indian public health practitioners…

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Voices from the Field: Former NIEHS Fellow’s Career Journey in Global Environmental Health
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Voices from the Field: Former NIEHS Fellow’s Career Journey in Global Environmental Health

By Brittney Baumert This month, Brittany Baumert, a former Intramural Research Training Award fellow, shares her research experiences in Chile…

Continue Reading... Global Disease Outbreaks Enhanced by El Niño
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Global Disease Outbreaks Enhanced by El Niño

By Janelle Weaver The exceptionally strong El Niño event of 2015 – 2016 generated excess rainfall and flooding, drought, and…

Continue Reading... International Experts Share Insights into Chronic Kidney Disease of Uncertain Etiology
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International Experts Share Insights into Chronic Kidney Disease of Uncertain Etiology

By Adeline Lopez The workshop was an international collaborative effort between NIEHS, NIDDK, IRET, PAHO, SEARO, and CENCAM. Pictured here,…

Continue Reading... NIEHS WHOCC Releases New Resources for Climate Change and Health
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NIEHS WHOCC Releases New Resources for Climate Change and Health

NIEHS has recently expanded a series of lesson plans, activities, and guidance materials , originally designed for high school teachers,…

Continue Reading... Ozone Pollution Likely to Increase Disease Burden in India
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Ozone Pollution Likely to Increase Disease Burden in India

By Tara Failey Luke Conibear, Ph.D., co-authored the study, titled “Current and Future Disease Burden from Ambient Ozone Exposure in…

Continue Reading... Training and Capacity Building in Global Environmental Health at NIEHS: Past, Present, and Future
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Training and Capacity Building in Global Environmental Health at NIEHS: Past, Present, and Future

By John Balbus From its inception, the NIEHS Global Environmental Health (GEH) program has prioritized initiating and coordinating training and…

Continue Reading... First Global Forum Formalizes Network to Reduce Heat Health Risks
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First Global Forum Formalizes Network to Reduce Heat Health Risks

By Hunter Jones, NOAA (UCAR Affiliate) The streetscape of highly-urbanized Hong Kong, which served as the host city of the…

Continue Reading... WHO Gains New Commitments to Tackle Global Air Pollution
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WHO Gains New Commitments to Tackle Global Air Pollution

Elizabeth Witherspoon, Ph.D. The World Health Organization (WHO) held its first Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health at its…

Continue Reading... Air Pollution May Worsen Brain Function in HIV-Infected Children
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Air Pollution May Worsen Brain Function in HIV-Infected Children

Janelle Weaver The combination of air pollution and HIV infection may have a greater detrimental impact on the cognitive abilities…

Continue Reading... Belmont Forum Advances International Collaboration on Climate and Health Research
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Belmont Forum Advances International Collaboration on Climate and Health Research

Tara Failey NIEHS played a pivotal role in the approval of an innovative, international Collaborative Research Action (CRA) on climate,…

Continue Reading... NIEHS Doctoral Fellow Explores Air Pollution Impacts in Uganda
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NIEHS Doctoral Fellow Explores Air Pollution Impacts in Uganda

Mariana Surillo Adaeze Wosu is a Ph.D. candidate at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and NIH Fogarty International…

Continue Reading... E-waste, Children’s Health and Disaster Research Response Highlighted by NIEHS at ISEE ISES 2018 Meeting
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E-waste, Children’s Health and Disaster Research Response Highlighted by NIEHS at ISEE ISES 2018 Meeting

By Kimberly Thigpen Tart and Brittany Trottier NIEHS researchers and staff, as well as public health leaders from around the…

Continue Reading... U.S.-India Partnership Supports Health Sector Adaptation in the Face of Changing Climate
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U.S.-India Partnership Supports Health Sector Adaptation in the Face of Changing Climate

By Elizabeth Reavis India faces some of the greatest challenges related to climate change, as millions feel the effects of…

Continue Reading... New Study Finds Ozone Pollution Reduces Global Wheat Productivity
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New Study Finds Ozone Pollution Reduces Global Wheat Productivity

By Mariana Surillo One of the key findings of the 2016 U.S. Global Change Research Program Climate Health Assessment was…

Continue Reading... Research Explores Link Between Global Wildfires, Climate Change, and Human Health
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Research Explores Link Between Global Wildfires, Climate Change, and Human Health

Tara Failey During the 2018 wildfire season, the northern hemisphere experienced wildfires on an unprecedented scale. From the Arctic to…

Continue Reading... New Paper Identifies Air Pollution Research Priorities for India
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New Paper Identifies Air Pollution Research Priorities for India

By Tara Failey Nadadur served as a principal organizer of the Indo-U.S. workshop following his time as a U.S. Embassy…

Continue Reading... NIEHS Fellow Advances Research on Early Life Exposures Around the Globe
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NIEHS Fellow Advances Research on Early Life Exposures Around the Globe

By Mariana Surillo Kim is an Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) postdoctoral fellow in the NIEHS Perinatal and Early Life…