HEI staying connected, moving ahead

May 10, 2020

Since mid-March, HEI staff have — in keeping with Massachusetts orders — been working remotely to help stem the tide of coronavirus pandemic and protect their health. While unable to meet in person, the staff are collaborating online to keep important HEI projects moving to the full extent possible.  

“There is no part of our world that has not been affected,” said HEI President Dan Greenbaum, “but we have been pleased that our important work on air pollution and health has been able to continue and strengthen.” 

HEI's next webinar May 20: Inequalities of Air Pollution Exposures & Associated Health Effects in the U.S.

April 14, 2020

HEI is pleased to conclude its series of five webinars this spring with a session on May 20 from 12 noon to 2 PM EDT: Webinar 5: Inequalities of Air Pollution Exposures & Associated Health Effects in the U.S.

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.