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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 Conference Center at UCI Research Park

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COEH Research Seminar

“The Southern California Children’s Health Study: Results and Implications for Policy”

February 7, 2020, 3:30-5 pm
100 Theory Avenue, Room 158

Rob Scot McConnell, MD
Professor of Preventive Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

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COEH Research Seminar

“What Question Are You Answering?: Thinking Through Biases and Causality in Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology”

Erika Garcia, PhDMarch 6, 2020, 3:30-5 pm
100 Theory Avenue, Room 158

Erika Garcia, PhD, MPH
Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Environmental Health
Department of Preventive Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

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News

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

Professor Jun Wu comments on the impact of fireworks on local air quality

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-fireworks-air-pollution-20180703-story.html

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