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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.

July 2018 > Congrats to Scot Miller, et. al. on their Earth & Space Sciences News cover story, What is the fate of Arctic Methane?  > EHE awarded $2M for Solar Forecasting 2 by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office.

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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

Dectin-1: An Immune Receptor that Protects Against Asthma and Allergies

A receptor thought to trigger allergic reactions turns out to do the opposite.

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Constant Vigilance

For 20 years, the Center for Health Security has prepared for some of the deadliest public health threats.

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Department Overview

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

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