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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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Creating Novel Approaches to Scientific Research

Creating Novel Approaches to Scientific Research

By cultivating mini-brains, we are finding ways to reduce the amount of animal experimentation, which could radically change how drugs are tested and utilized for scientific research.

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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 Sarah Attreed

EHE PhD earned a top-three finish at the Johns Hopkins 3-Minute Thesis competition!

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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT

Measuring a Parasite’s Reach

A mobile data collection platform helps reveal the prevalence of a neglected tropical disease.

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STUDENT HIGHLIGHT

Meet Your Public Health Ambassador

Representatives from 13 different schools and programs were selected to serve for one academic year as “ambassadors” for public health.

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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT

Water Treatment Methods May Unintentionally Generate Harmful Chemicals

Water treatment process converts commonly used chemicals into harmful compounds that affect cellular function and metabolism, study finds.

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Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo Receives $399K Grant from Rockefeller Foundation

The grant is awarded to create a resilience checklist and implementation guide that health systems can use to assess whether they are prepared to maintain essential functions during an emergency.

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Department Overview

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