Announcements

New results from U.S. Medicare study of low-level exposure to air pollution and health

June 26, 2020

A new article published June 26 in the journal Science Advances —  “Evaluating the impact of long-term exposure to fine particulate matter on mortality among the elderly” by Wu and colleagues — reports on results from an HEI-funded study of the health effects of low levels of air pollution in some 68 million Medicare recipients (led by Francesca Dominici of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health).

Spring 2020 Update now available

June 2, 2020

In this issue of HEI Update, read about the Institute moving ahead and staying connected virtually; a successful webinar series that replaced our 2020 annual conference; an eminent epidemiologist joining the Research Committee; publication of two new research reports; a change of leadership for HEI Science; and more!

HEI comments on proposed EPA transparency rule

May 26, 2020

HEI has formally submitted a response to a rule proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science,” that could prevent EPA decisions based on studies where the data are not made available to the public and to other scientists for confirmation.

HEI issues RFA to study air pollution, COVID-19, and health

May 19, 2020

HEI has issued RFA 20-1B, Air Pollution, COVID-19, and Human Health, to study the intersection of air pollution and the coronavirus pandemic. The deadline for Letters of Intent is June 8.

Research Committee welcomes new epidemiologist

May 12, 2020

The HEI Board of Directors has appointed Neil Pearce, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), to the Research Committee. This multidisciplinary committee is responsible for developing and overseeing HEI’s research program.

HEI seeks Staff Scientist for the Global Health Program

May 12, 2020

HEI is seeking a Staff Scientist with expertise in air pollution exposure assessment, environmental health, health impact assessment, epidemiology or related fields to join our growing science team.