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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.

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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.

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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.

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Environmental Determinants of Chronic Inflammatory Disorders

Environmental Determinants of Chronic Inflammatory Disorders

Exposures to environmental stressors have led to increased disease burden. Discovering the basic molecular, cellular, and epigenetic mechanisms of these diseases is an important part of our work.

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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.

►Congratulations to Megan Latshaw, PhD '06, MHS '01, who was selected to receive the American Chemical Society Environment Section's Distinguished Service Award!

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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT

E-cigarettes, Juuls and Heat-Not-Burn Devices: The Science and Regulation of Vaping

E-cigarettes can help some people quit smoking but may entice others to start. So how should they be regulated?

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FACULTY HIGHLIGHT

Former UN Official Brings Food Systems Expertise to His New Role as Center for a Livable Future Director

Martin Bloem brings a global perspective to the issues of food access, security and justice.

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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT

We Need to Purify Water, But Can We Do It Better?

In this Academic Minute, assistant professor Carsten Prasse, explains some unwanted chemicals may be a byproduct of purification.

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STUDENT HIGHLIGHT

Dundalk Paddleboard Race Celebrates Camaraderie and Clean Water

PhD student Kyle Aune, who studies environmental epidemiology with a focus on how climate change affects people, was the first finisher of the 2.5-mile paddle in the B’More SUP race.

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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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