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The UCI COEH's mission is to improve occupational and environmental health in the region we serve. The Center extends its services to government, industry, schools, health professionals, and the general public. We strive to improve the region's awareness of occupational and environmental hazards and to prevent injury and disease.

Events

COEH Research Seminar

“Toxicant-Responsive Transcriptional Regulators Inhibit Osteogenic Differentiation”

Nicole Sparks, PhD. Photo by Robert A. Whitehead/CSUSB

Friday, October 2, 2020
3:30-5:00 PM
via Zoom
(please email coeh@uci.edu for meeting information)

Nicole Sparks, PhD
UC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology
University of California, Riverside

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COEH Research Seminar

“Air Pollution and Child Health Disparities: From Community-Engaged Research to Toxicological Studies”

Dr. Mendez

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, October 26, 2020
3:30 to 4:30 pm
via Zoom
(please email coeh@uci.edu for meeting information)

Dr. Loyda Mendez
Associate Professor
School of Science and Technology
Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Carolina Campus, Puerto Rico

Candidate for COEH Inhalation Toxicology faculty position

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COEH Research Seminar

“Adverse Systemic Effects Due to Exposure to Fine and Ultrafine Particulate Matter: Target Beyond the Lung”

Dr. Vizcaya-Ruiz

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, November 6, 2020
3:30-5:00 PM
via Zoom
(please email coeh@uci.edu for meeting information)

Dr. Andrea De Vizcaya Ruiz
Research Professor
Toxicology Department
Center for Research and Advanced Studies
Cinvestav, Mexico City

Candidate for COEH Inhalation Toxicology faculty position

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News

Professor Scott Bartell Speaks on PFAS Exposure and California Drinking Water

On March 2, Dr. Bartell was an invited speaker at the California Department of Public Health 2020 Site Assessment Program Stakeholder Roundtable in Los Angeles. Dr. Bartell summarized measurements of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in California drinking water, and

Professor Scott Bartell Speaks on PFAS Health Study

On December 13, Dr. Scott Bartell was an invited speaker at “PFAS CONTAMINATION: AN EMERGING PROBLEM IN CALIFORNIA,” a day-long workshop sponsored by the UC Berkeley Superfund Research Program. Dr. Bartell explained the new CDC/ATSDR Multi-Site PFAS Health Study, and

COEH researchers present at 2019 APA-NIOSH Conference on Work, Stress, and Health

Dr. Peter Schnall, Dr. Marnie Dobson and Dr. Bonkyoo Choi of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at UCI attended the recent APA-NIOSH biennial conference on Work, Stress and Health 2019 in Philadelphia on November 6-9. They presented their

NIEHS highlights recent publication by Veronica Vieira and EHS alum Roxana Khalili

“Estimating Prenatal Chemical Exposures” National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Superfund Research Program Research Brief 299: Modeling Approaches Estimate Exposure and Simulate Impacts on Health

Dr. Michael Kleinman invited to speak at Bay Area Air Quality Management District Symposium

Michael Kleinman, PhD, has been invited to present at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s symposium, “Particulate Matter: Spotlight on Health Protection,”  on Monday, October 28, 2019. This meeting will be the first of a four-part series on PM

Professor Ulrike Luderer Awarded NICHD grant

Dr. Ulrike Luderer was recently awarded a 2-year research grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to investigate the mechanisms underlying decreased oocyte quality in female mice deficient in the antioxidant glutathione with a focus

Air Quality, Climate and Health

Dr. Michael T. Kleinman gave an invited presentation at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Los Angeles on October 3, 2019. The topic of his presentation was “Air Quality, Climate and Health.”

Professor Ulrike Luderer Awarded NASA Grant

Dr. Ulrike Luderer was awarded a 2-year research grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to continue her work investigating the effects of charged particles typical of space radiation on the ovary. Luderer’s previous work demonstrated that charged

Associate Professor Jun Wu Receives Grant from NIEHS

Title of the project: “Air Pollution and Pregnancy Complications in Complex Urban Environments: Risks, Heterogeneity, and Mechanisms”

Healthy Work Campaign Raises Awareness of Work Stress

Several COEH faculty working in collaboration with the Center for Social Epidemiology located in Marina Del Rey, CA, have successfully launched the Healthy Work Campaign, a public health campaign focused on raising awareness in the U.S. about the health impacts

Publications

Aspects of the immune system that impact brain function

Bondy, S. C. (2020). Aspects of the immune system that impact brain function. Journal of Neuroimmunology, 340, 577167. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneuroim.2020.577167

Reproductive Hazards of Space Travel in Women and Men

Mishra B, Luderer U. Reproductive Hazards of Space Travel in Women and Men. 2019 Nature Reviews Endocrinology. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41574-019-0267-6

A paradigm shift at the heart of occupational health

Bondy, Stephen C. “A paradigm shift at the heart of occupational health.” Toxicology and industrial health (2019): 748233719876790. doi:10.1080/02786826.2019.1628342

Key Characteristics of Female Reproductive Toxicants as an Approach for Organizing and Evaluating Mechanistic Data in Hazard Assessment

Luderer U, Eskenazi B, Hauser R, Korach KS, McHale CM, Moran F, Rieswijk L, Solomon G, Udagawa O, Zhang L, Zlatnik M, Zeise L, Smith MT. 2019. Key Characteristics of Female Reproductive Toxicants as an Approach for Organizing and Evaluating

Chemical characterization of nanoparticles and volatiles present in mainstream hookah smoke.

Véronique Perraud, Michael J. Lawler, Kurtis T. Malecha, Rebecca M. Johnson, David A. Herman, Norbert Staimer, Michael T. Kleinman, Sergey A. Nizkorodov, James N. Smith. Chemical characterization of nanoparticles and volatiles present in mainstream hookah smoke. Aerosol Science and Technology,

Workplace breastfeeding support and job satisfaction among working mothers in the United States.

Whitley, M. D., Ro, A., & Choi, B. (2019).Workplace breastfeeding support and job satisfaction among working mothers in the United States. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, pp.1-11. doi:10.1002/ajim.22989

Interactive analytics and visualization of Zika epidemics using Tweets.

Masri S, Jia J, Li C, Zhang X, Carey MJ, Su S, Wu J. 2019. Interactive analytics and visualization of Zika epidemics using Tweets. BMC Public Health: Accepted.

Development of spatial models to predict ambient ozone and NOx concentrations in Tianjin, China.

Masri S, Hou H, Dang A, Yao T, Zhang L, Wang T, Qin Z, Wu S, Han B, Chen JC, Chen Y, Wu J. 2019. Development of spatial models to predict ambient ozone and NOx concentrations in Tianjin, China. Atmospheric

Concurrent use of benzodiazepines, antidepressants, and opioid analgesics with zolpidem and risk for suicide: a case–control and case–crossover study

Sung, H. G., Li, J., Nam, J. H., Won, D. Y., Choi, B., & Shin, J. Y. (2019). Concurrent use of benzodiazepines, antidepressants, and opioid analgesics with zolpidem and risk for suicide: a case–control and case–crossover study. Social psychiatry and

Relationships between greenness and low birth weight: investigating the interaction and mediation effects of air pollution.

Laurent O, Benmarhnia T, Milesi C, Hu J, Kleeman MJ, Cockburn M, Wu J. 2019. Relationships between greenness and low birth weight: investigating the interaction and mediation effects of air pollution. Environmental Research 175: 124-132.