Study examines role of social stressors in air pollution–disease links

July 30, 2021

HEI has published Research Report 206, Social Susceptibility to Multiple Air Pollutants in Cardiovascular Disease, which presents a study led by Dr. Jane Clougherty at Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University. Clougherty and colleagues examined whether associations between community- and individual-level cardiovascular disease events and ambient air pollutants vary by social stressors. 

HEI welcomes communications director to staff

July 27, 2021

HEI is pleased to welcome Tom Champoux to a new staff position, Director of Science Communications. Champoux joined HEI on July 26. He will expand on the roles filled by Hilary Polk, who retired in May as Managing Editor after many successful years at HEI.

Spring 2021 Update now available

June 9, 2021

In this issue of Update, read about a newly published HEI study suggesting health improvements from the 2006 California Goods Movement Plan; our very successful Virtual Conference webinar series in April and May; important transitions in HEI Communications; an HEI New Investigator study on mechanisms of lung injury by ozone; a two-day workshop on air pollution and health in Southeast Europe; and more.

HEI welcomes new staff scientists

June 3, 2021

Three staff scientists recently joined HEI, bringing a wide range of expertise to the study of the health effects of air pollution.  

Register Now: Virtual Workshop on Air Pollution and Health in Southeast Europe

June 1, 2021

The Health Effects Institute (HEI), the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), the European Respiratory Society (ERS), the Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and environmental health institutions in Serbia will jointly host a virtual workshop on June 8-9, 2021 (1-4 PM CET) to review the status of current evidence on the health effects of air pollution in the Southeast European region and its interlinkage to current policy debate and actions.

Study assesses air, health improvements from CA Goods Movement Plan

May 25, 2021

A new HEI Research Report by Ying-Ying Meng at the University of California, Los Angeles, and colleagues examines the impact of the 2006 California Goods Movement Plan on air quality and healthcare utilization among adults with chronic health conditions who were enrolled in California’s health care program for low-income individuals (Medi-Cal).