Save the date! HEI’s 2023 Annual Conference will be held April 30–May 2 at the Boston Renaissance Waterfront Hotel. More information will be posted in early 2023.

Health Effects Institute Annual Conference 2023

The HEI Annual Conference 2023 will be held from Sunday, April 30, through Tuesday, May 2, at The Boston Renaissance Waterfront Hotel.

Brussels Meeting on Air Pollution and Health: Taking stock of the proposed revision to the Ambient Air Quality Directive.

On behalf of HEI, the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), we are pleased to announce a May 24, 2023 meeting to be held in Brussels, Belgium. The aim of this meeting is to discuss the recently proposed revisions to the EU Ambient Air Quality Directive (AAQD), its strengths and weaknesses, identify remaining challenges and explore additional policy options.

Workshop on Air Pollution and Health in East Africa

The workshop will review the status of current data and evidence on air quality and health effects of air pollution in the region and connections to current policy debate and actions. Make plans to join us virtually during this exciting 3-day event!

Past Meetings

Webinar: Leveraging Air Pollution Research Advancements for Environment Health Policy Decisions

HEI co-hosted a webinar “Leveraging Air Pollution Research Advancements for Environmental Health Policy Decisions” in collaboration with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), as part of the White House Year of Evidence for Action. The webinar was held on December 7, 2022 and showcased how researchers can ensure their work is relevant and useful for policy decisions around air pollution exposure and health inequities. In addition to slide presentations, a summary document is available for downloading. 

Workshop: New Science to Inform Environmental Justice

HEI hosted an in-person workshop, “New Science to Inform Environmental Justice,” on October 20–21, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia. The purpose of the workshop was to engage a broad array of EJ stakeholders in identifying priorities, barriers, and solutions to inform HEI’s future efforts in a space where all participants could learn from each other and forge new connections. In addition to slide presentations, a summary document is available for downloading.

Webinar: Health Risks from Low-level Air Pollution Exposure in Canada

In this webinar, HEI will shared the results from its recently published report, Mortality–Air Pollution Associations in Low-Exposure Environments (MAPLE): Phase 2, by Dr. Michael Brauer from The University of British Columbia and his colleagues.

HEI Traffic Review Webinar: Health Effects of Traffic-Related Air Pollution

In this webinar, HEI presented the findings of its 2022 critical review on the health effects of traffic-related air pollution, which is the largest systematic effort to date to evaluate the epidemiological evidence regarding the associations between long-term exposure to TRAP and selected adverse health outcomes. A video recording and slides from the webinar are available.

Health Effects Institute 2022 Annual Conference

The HEI Annual Conference 2022 was held June 26-28 at the Westin Washington, DC City Center Hotel.

(Hybrid) Workshop on Air Quality and Health in Bulgaria

This workshop aimed to together a broad range of regional stakeholders (incl. researchers, healthcare practitioners, professional societies, national and regional non-profit groups, bi- and multi-lateral organizations, federal and local government agencies, ministries, and research institutes) across Bulgaria and Europe are interested in building and using evidence on the health effects of air pollution.

Virtual Workshop on Health Applications for Satellite-Derived Air Quality: Opportunities and Potential Pitfalls

This workshop series identified opportunities for health application research using new and expected satellite remote sensing data and potential pitfalls to avoid in those applications. 

New low-level air pollution exposure report examines risk of mortality in older Americans

This webinar provided new results from an HEI study examining the risk of mortality associated with exposure to low ambient air pollution concentrations in a cohort of 68.5 million older Americans. 

HEI Webinar: New Results on Health Effects at Low Air Pollution Levels in 28 million participants across Europe Informing Europe’s Air Quality Policies

A webinar on October 12, 2021, presented findings from a new HEI report that examines associations between exposures to low concentrations of ambient air pollution and several health outcomes among participants in 22 European cohorts, discuss its strengths and weaknesses, and potential implications for Europe’s air quality policies

Webinar Series on Air Pollution and Health in SE Europe

HEI recently hosted a three-part webinar series that took a deep dive into the latest air quality and health evidence in Southeast Europe, impacts on future health research, and local and national policy implications.