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Important transition for HEI science

April 6, 2020

After many years of extraordinary service, HEI Director of Science Rashid Shaikh has announced his plans to retire at the end of June. Until then he has taken the position of Director of Science Emeritus and will continue to contribute to the Institute’s important scientific activities. Effective April 1, Managing Scientist Annemoon van Erp has agreed to serve as Acting Director of Science while HEI conducts a search for Shaikh’s successor.

Second part of major ozone study published

March 30, 2020

HEI has published the Multicenter Ozone Study in oldEr Subjects (MOSES): Part 2. Effects of Personal and Ambient Concentrations of Ozone and Other Pollutants on Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Function. This second part of Research Report 192 was led by Drs. David Rich and Mark Frampton of the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York.

HEI kicks off Webinar series on April 7: Big Data and Accountability

March 27, 2020

HEI is pleased to announce a series of five webinars to be held between April 7th and May 20th. We will kick off the series on April 7th from 10 am - 12 pm EDT with the first webinar: The Big Deal About Big Data, Causal Inference, and Accountability Research. [Read More]

Study compares statistical models for use in exposure assessment

March 23, 2020

HEI has published Research Report 202Enhancing Models and Measurements of Traffic-Related Air Pollutants for Health Studies Using Dispersion Modeling and Bayesian Data Fusion, which describes a study led by Dr. Stuart Batterman at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and colleagues. The investigators evaluated the ability to predict traffic-related air pollution using a variety of methods and models, including a line source air pollution dispersion model and sophisticated spatiotemporal Bayesian data fusion methods.

HEI launches Strategic Plan for 2020-2025

March 18, 2020

Effective April 2020, HEI has launched its Strategic Plan for Understanding the Health Effects of Air Pollution for the coming five years, guiding HEI’s direction based on extensive input from sponsors, the scientific community, environmental organizations, and others. The Plan seeks to produce and advance timely and credible science to inform key decisions with one overarching theme: informing air quality and health decisions for 2020-2025…and beyond.

Staying in touch during the coronavirus pandemic

March 17, 2020

We hope this message finds you well during this challenging time. Please read this announcement for various ongoing HEI activities during this emergency period and how you can contact us. [Read more]