Stay Tuned for New RFAs

September 12, 2016
This upcoming fall and winter, HEI will issue three requests for applications (RFAs) soliciting new research. Watch for updates at Funding Opportunities. The three requests are: 
  • RFA 16-1: Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award
  • RFA 17-1: Assessing Adverse Health Effects of Exposure to Traffic: Air Pollution, Noise, and Interactions with Socioeconomic Status
  • RFA 17-2: Health Effects of Air Pollution 

More Readers Find HEI’s Quality Science a Click Away

September 6, 2016

New user statistics for HEI’s Web site show that people downloaded HEI publications on air pollution and health more than 170,000 times in 2015, and that they have been consulting these publications at an increasing rate. From 2011 to 2015, downloads of HEI Special Reports, Research Reports, Perspectives, and other materials published by the institute increased by nearly 58 percent. 

New and Improved HEI Web Site!

September 6, 2016

HEI’s newly redesigned Web site went live in mid-August. In addition to a fresh new look, you will find these helpful features: Easier navigation and cross-linking of information; enhanced search function; Buttons for sharing via social media; Dedicated pages for our top-priority work; and much more. We welcome your feedback. 

HEI is hiring two staff scientists

August 24, 2016

The Health Effects Institute (HEI) seeks two strong candidates with expertise in epidemiology and in exposure assessment to play a central role in HEI’s work on air pollution and health in North America, Europe, and around the world. They will work closely with HEI’s scientific staff, Director of Science, President, and Vice President in an intellectually engaging and collaborative work environment located in the heart of Boston’s downtown. Please refer to Careers for more information. 

Burden of Disease in China from Coal-burning and Other Sources

August 18, 2016

Special Report 20, Burden of Disease Attributable to Coal-Burning and Other Major Sources of Air Pollution in China, provides the first comprehensive assessment of the current and predicted burdens of disease attributable to coal-burning and other major sources of particulate matter air pollution (PM2.5) in China at the national and provincial levels. 


August 17, 2016

专题报告20,燃煤和其他主要大气污染源所致的中国疾病负担。报告从国家与省级层面,对中国燃煤及其他主要空气污染源释放的细颗粒物(PM2.5)所造成当前及未来疾病负担进行了第一次综合评估。此项报告由清华大学、健康影响研究所、健康指标和评估研究所(IHME)与不列颠哥伦比亚大学联合发布,是全球疾病负担-主要空气污染源(GDB MAPS)这一国际合作项目的研究结果。分析表明,燃煤是造成空气污染、影响健康的最大元凶。2013年,仅燃煤一项在中国就导致约36.6万人过早死亡,其中以工业与民用燃煤影响最为重大。报告还指出,如不采取进一步行动,到2030年健康负担将会大幅增加。