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Clean Energy and Sustainability
Clean Energy and Sustainability

Clean Energy and Sustainability

Human population growth, and the methods by which we produce energy and food are causing dramatic environmental changes. We are focused on developing innovative solutions to these global energy and environmental challenges to achieve a more sustainable future.

Solving Global and Local Water Challenges
Solving Global and Local Water Challenges

Solving Global and Local Water Challenges

Our research examines the impact of the aging and deterioration of urban streams and the Chesapeake Bay. We seek to understand, predict and manipulate complex microbial community function, with a goal towards protecting and sustaining human and environmental health.

Analyzing Food Production Practice’s Impact on Public Health
Analyzing Food Production Practice’s Impact on Public Health

Analyzing Food Production Practice’s Impact on Public Health

Our goal is to research the impacts of industrial agriculture practices, gather evidence to inform policymaking, and promote more sustainable and resilient methods of food production.

Preparedness for Pandemics and Disasters
Preparedness for Pandemics and Disasters

Preparedness for Pandemics and Disasters

Advancing priorities and strategies to prepare for, respond to, and recover from large-scale epidemics of natural or deliberate origin.

Reducing the Health Impact of Air Pollutants
Reducing the Health Impact of Air Pollutants

Reducing the Health Impact of Air Pollutants

Exposure to airborne toxicants can result in chronic diseases like COPD, asthma, heart disease, and cause stroke and lung cancer. Our research focuses on determining the impact of air pollution on human health and developing innovative solutions to ameliorate their effects.

October 26, 2020►What do we know about reinfection? Can adults get the rare inflammatory syndrome that was infecting some children? If guidelines say “close contact” is being within six feet of someone for 15 minutes, is it OK to be close to someone for less time? If someone quarantines for 14 days with no symptoms, do they need a test to be “clear”? Amesh Adalja and Josh Sharfstein answer your COVID-19 questions

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FEATURE

The Double Jeopardy of Environmental Racism 

Black Americans are more likely to live near pollution sources that set off a dangerous cascade of health problems. 

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FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

A Young Epidemiologist Bridges the Gulf Between Science and U.S. Politics

Epidemiologist Caitlin Rivers made a rare outing amid coronavirus stay-at-home orders. She had been called...to testify before Congress...

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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT

Mini-Brains Help Uncover COVID-19’s Neurological Impact

Lab-grown organoids show how SARS-CoV-2 infects brain cells.

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Students and faculty discuss unique academic and research opportunities, mentorship, environmental engineering and public health in EHE.

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