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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).

Study evaluates mechanisms of lung injury by ozone

March 30, 2021

HEI has published Research Report 204, Novel Mechanisms of Ozone-Induced Pulmonary Inflammation and Resolution, and the Potential Protective Role of Scavenger Receptor BI, presenting a study led by Dr. Kymberly Gowdy of East Carolina University (now at Ohio State University).

HEI seeks applications for Jane Warren Trainee Conference Award

January 25, 2021

HEI is inviting applications for the Jane Warren Trainee Conference Award for its 2021 Annual Conference.

Save the Date: Virtual 2021 HEI Annual Conference starts April 6

January 12, 2021

The 2021 HEI Annual Conference will be held virtually with a series of seven webinars on Tuesdays in April and May 2021. More details and registration links to come. The series kicks off on April 6th with Climate Change, Air Quality, and Health.

HEI seeks consulting scientist for Global Health program

November 18, 2020

HEI is seeking a consulting scientist with expertise in air pollution exposure assessment, environmental health, health impact assessment, epidemiology, or related field. The position is based in India.

HEI 2020 Travel Awardees to present in December 3 webinar

November 13, 2020

HEI is excited to be able to showcase the HEI 2020 Travel Awardees’ work in a webinar on December 3rd from 3 pm to 4:30 pm EST.

State of Global Air 2020 reports air pollution's impact on neonatal mortality

October 21, 2020

The newly released State of Global Air 2020 reports on the first comprehensive analysis of air pollution’s global impact on neonatal mortality. The analysis finds that outdoor and household particulate matter pollution contributed to the deaths of nearly 500,000 infants in their first month of life. As in previous years, the 2020 update of the State of Global Air report and accompanying website provides a comprehensive global report card on the levels and trends in air quality and health for every country in the world.

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.

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.