Global Health

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Newsletter
Health Effects Institute
2022

In this issue of HEI Update, read about new experts on HEI's scientific committees; a key global health study assessing the burden of disease from major air pollution sources; research funding opportunities, a New Investigator study examining air pollution and brain development in children; and more!

New HEI report examines major sources of PM and impacts on global health

December 13, 2021

A new report published by HEI brings together for the first time comprehensive global estimates of the most common sources of fine particulate matter (PM) air pollution and its impacts on global health. Key findings in the report, Global Burden of Disease from Major Air Pollution Sources (GBD MAPS), show that PM exposure from the burning of fossil fuels contributed to more than one million deaths globally in 2017, with more than half of those coming from coal combustion. The burning of solid biofuels, such as wood for indoor heating and cooking, accounts for an additional 740,000 deaths.

Research Report 210
Erin McDuffie
Randall V Martin
Hao Yin
Michael Brauer
2021

Research Report 210 presents a study conducted by Dr. Erin McDuffie and Dr. Randall Martin of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Michael Brauer at The University of British Columbia in Canada, and colleagues. The investigators produced the first comprehensive global estimates of contributions from the most common sources of air pollution to people’s exposure to fine particles and to the world’s burden of disease from various causes.

HEI issues RFIQ to study health effects of air pollution in India

November 17, 2021

HEI has issued RFIQ 21-3, Studies of Air Pollution and Health Effects in India, to identify and fund scientific teams to conduct epidemiologic studies of exposure to air pollution and cardiovascular and respiratory disease or other relevant health outcomes in India.

Winter 2021 Update published

March 12, 2021

In the new issue of Update, read about Ellen Mantus, the new HEI Director of Science; HEI’s timely and targeted 2021 Virtual Conference (Sign Up Now!); five HEI studies underway on COVID-19, air pollution, and health; a transition in HEI’s Global Health program… and more!

Newsletter
Health Effects Institute
2021

In this issue of Update, read about Ellen Mantus, the new HEI Director of Science; HEI’s timely and targeted 2021 Virtual Conference (Sign Up Now!); five HEI studies underway on COVID-19, air pollution, and health; a transition in HEI’s Global Health program… and more!

 

HEI appoints Global Health Oversight Committee

December 11, 2020

In Fall 2020, HEI constituted a new Global Health Oversight Committee, chaired by Dr. Jon Samet, charged with advising HEI on existing global projects, assisting with the design and oversight of research programs, and providing strategic advice to HEI on the growth of the program.

Fall 2020 Update now available

November 17, 2020

In this issue of Update, read about the release of State of Global Air 2020; HEI’s progress on promoting inclusion; our prominent role in virtual international meetings on exposure science and epidemiology; and more!

Newsletter
Health Effects Institute
2020
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In this issue of Update, read about the release of State of Global Air 2020; HEI’s progress on promoting inclusion; our prominent role in virtual international meetings on exposure science and epidemiology; and more!

Winter 2020 Update now available

March 3, 2020

In this issue of HEI Update, read about our upcoming Annual Conference in April; our search for the next HEI Review Committee chair; the launch of 11 new HEI studies — four evaluating the effectiveness of air quality actions, five aiming to improve exposure assessment, and two led by our 2019 Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigators; and more.