HEI celebrates UN’s first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies

September 3, 2020

Recognizing the need to reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from air, water, and soil pollution, the Members of the United Nations have called for an International Day of Clean Air on September 7, 2020. The day will bring awareness to the UN’s goal of reducing hazardous chemical contamination leading to human health effects by 2030, as well as decreasing the adverse environmental impact of cities. The Health Effects Institute has for the last four decades worked to improve scientific understanding of the nature of air pollution, its sources, and its impacts on human health.

HEI welcomes Dan Crouse to staff

August 24, 2020

Dan Crouse, a health geographer and environmental epidemiologist, recently joined HEI as a consulting senior scientist.

Summer 2020 Update now available

August 17, 2020

In the new issue of Update, read about two new HEI Board members; HEI’s formal response to EPA’s proposed transparency rule; a new chair for our Review Committee; HEI’s actions to promote diversity; a recently published Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator report on novel techniques to study VOC–ozone effects… and more!

Review Committee welcomes new chair Melissa Perry

August 14, 2020

The HEI Board of Directors has appointed Melissa Perry, chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, to chair the HEI Review Committee.

HEI acts to promote diversity

August 14, 2020

To renew its commitment to promote inclusion, HEI seeks to focus on individuals from racial and ethnic groups that have been underrepresented for generations in environment and health research.

HEI Board welcomes experts in engineering, urban development

August 3, 2020

Following approval by HEI’s industry and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sponsors, the Board of Directors voted to add two new distinguished leaders as Board members: Karen C. Seto, Frederick Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science at Yale University's School of the Environment; and Richard Meserve, Senior of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, President Emeritus of the Carnegie Institution for Science, and former Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.