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Annual Report for 2020 now available

February 28, 2021

The HEI Annual Report for 2020, Valuing Science, Informing Decisions, describes how HEI provides high quality, impartial, and relevant science to inform public policy on air quality and public health. The report highlights HEI’s latest achievements and initiatives.

Annual Report 2020
Health Effects Institute
February 2021
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The HEI Annual Report for 2020, Valuing Science, Informing Decisions, describes how HEI provides high quality, impartial, and relevant science to inform public policy on air quality and public health. The report highlights HEI’s latest achievements and initiatives.

Five new HEI studies to examine intersection of air pollution exposure, COVID-19

February 4, 2021

HEI has launched five studies in the United States, Europe, and Asia to examine potential relationships among air pollution, COVID-19, and human health.

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.

Three new Rosenblith awardees selected for 2020

January 14, 2021

HEI’s Research Committee has selected three applicants from a field of highly qualified candidates to receive the Institute’s 2020 Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award. The recipients are Heresh Amini, assistant professor in the Department of Public Health at the University of Copenhagen; Joseph Antonelli, assistant professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Florida; and Raphael Arku, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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 issues request for Rosenblith Award applications

December 21, 2020

HEI has issued RFA 20-2, the Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award. This RFA solicits proposals from promising candidates at the assistant professor level or equivalent for research on air pollution and health.

Brussels workshop report published

November 12, 2020

The November 2020 issue of the European Respiratory Journal contains a summary report of a joint scientific meeting of HEI, the World Health Organization, the European Respiratory Society, and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology. The workshop was a key step in evaluating whether to update Europe’s air quality policies.

Join HEI December 2 for webinar on air pollution and COVID-19

November 11, 2020

The Health Effects Institute, the European Respiratory Society, and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology–Europe are organizing a December 2 webinar to discuss environmental health research needs and policies to inform the European Green Deal in these challenging times.

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.