EHS Retreat 2018

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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

Hot Topics in Wildfires: Present and Future Health Risks

1st Annual UCI COEH Symposium on Occupational and Environmental Health Threats

February 6-7, 2020

The Commons at UCI Research Park

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COEH Research Seminar

December 6, 2019, 3:30-5:00 pm
100 Theory Avenue, Room 158

Topic: TBA

Dr. Aileen Keating
Associate Professor
Department of Animal Science
Iowa State University

COEH Research Seminar

“Improving the Impact of Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology on Decision-Making”

November 1, 2019, 3:30-5:00 pm
100 Theory Avenue, Room 158

David Richardson, PhD
Professor
Department of Epidemiology
School of Public Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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COEH Research Seminar

October 18, 2019, 3:30-5:00 pm
100 Theory Avenue, Room 158

“Plo-No Santa Ana! Lead-Free Santa Ana!: Participatory Research and Action”

Alana Lebrón, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor
Program in Public Health
Chicano and Latino Studies
UC Irvine

Abel Ruiz
Adult Ally and Coordinator
Jovenes Cultivando Cambios (JCC; Youth Cultivating Changes)

Enrique Valencia
Project Director
Orange County Environmental Justice

COEH Research Seminar

June 7, 2019, 3:30-5:00 pm
100 Theory Avenue, Room 158

“Environmental Neurosciences of Brain Aging and Health Disparities: An Example on Neurotoxic Effects of Ambient Air Pollution”

Jiu-Chiuan Chen, MD, ScD
Associate Professor
Department of Preventive Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

COEH Research Seminar

May 3, 2019, 3:30-5:00 pm
100 Theory Avenue, Room 158

“Prenatal Chemical Exposures and Subsequent Neurobehavioral Development”

Dr. Susan Korrick
Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Health
TH Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University

COEH Research Seminar

March 1, 2019, 3:30-5:00 pm
100 Theory Avenue, Room 158

“Polio, Particulate Matter 2.5, and Precision Cut Lung Slices”

Dr. Joseph Brain
Cecil K. and Philip Drinker Professor of Environmental Physiology
Director, Center for Children and Environmental Health
Harvard School of Public Health

COEH Research Seminar

February 1, 2019, 3:30-5:00 pm
100 Theory Avenue, Room 158

“Pesticide Illness Reporting”

Dr. Yvette Nonato
California Department of Pesticide Regulation
Pesticide Programs Division
Worker Health & Safety Branch

COEH Research Seminar

December 7, 2018, 3:30-5:00 pm
100 Theory Avenue, Room 158

“Dissecting the Effects of Environmental Stressors on Reproduction Across Generations”

Dr. Patrick Allard, Assistant Professor
Institute for Society & Genetics, Institute of the Environment & Sustainability, and Molecular Biology Institute
UCLA

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3rd Workshop for Creating a Southern California Center of Excellence for the Promotion of Healthy Work at UC Irvine

Date: November 9, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: UC Irvine Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
100 Theory, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92617

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News

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

UCI researchers highlight hookah health hazards

In first-of-its-kind study, UCI researchers highlight hookah health hazards

Healthy Work Campaign Launches

UCI COEH researchers Drs. Bongkyoo Choi, Peter Schnall, and Marnie Dobson, in collaboration with Dr. Paul Landsbergis at SUNY Downstate School of Public Health and the Center for Social Epidemiology, have launched the Healthy Work Campaign. The campaign’s mission is

Masashi Kitazawa Receives NIH/NIEHS Grant

Masashi Kitazawa, Associate Professor of Medicine, has received an R21 grant from NIH/NIEHS to study the effects of particulate matter in Alzheimer’s disease using a mouse model. This study is in collaboration with Michael T. Kleinman, Adjunct Professor of Medicine.

Air pollution specialist takes sabbatical to embark on coast-to-coast climate action road tour.

Shahir Masri, an assistant specialist from Dr. Jun Wu’s lab, has taken a sabbatical to embark on a climate change advocacy road trip. He and his partner, educator Athina Simolaris, are currently on a coast-to-coast climate action road tour which

Publications

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.

Determining an optimal minimum number of subjects in each occupation for a job exposure matrix (JEM) using self-reported data: a missing test

Choi, B. (2019). Determining an optimal minimum number of subjects in each occupation for a job exposure matrix (JEM) using self-reported data: a missing test. Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3824