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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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COEH Research Seminar

“Tribal Partnerships to Prevent Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning in Southeast Alaska”

Dr. Gribble

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, December 4, 2020
3:30-5:00 PM
via Zoom
(please email coeh@uci.edu for meeting information)

Dr. Matthew Gribble
Assistant Professor
Dept of Environmental Health
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University

News

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

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

Associations between heatwaves and preterm birth: combined effects with air pollution and green space.

Sun Y, Ilangob DS, Schwarz L, Wang J, Chen JC, Lawrence J, Wu J, Benmarhnia T*. 2020. Associations between heatwaves and preterm birth: combined effects with air pollution and green space. Environmental Research Letters. In press.

Attenuation of Acute and Chronic Inflammation using Compounds Derived from Plants

Bondy SC, Wu M, Prasad KN. Attenuation of acute and chronic inflammation using compounds derived from plants. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2020 Oct 6:1535370220960690. doi: 10.1177/1535370220960690. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33023332.

Melatonin and Regulation of Immune Function: Impact on Numerous Diseases

Bondy SC, Campbell A. Melatonin and Regulation of Immune Function: Impact on Numerous Diseases. Curr Aging Sci. 2020 Jul 11. doi: 10.2174/1874609813666200711153223. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32651969.

Spatial heterogeneity of the associations of economic and health care factors with infant/child mortality in China using geographically weighted regression model.

Wang S*, Wu J*. 2020. Spatial heterogeneity of the associations of economic and health care factors with infant/child mortality in China using geographically weighted regression model. Social Science & Medicine. 263: 113287.

Social and Spatial Distribution of Soil Lead Concentrations in Urban Soil: Implications for Health Inequities

Masri S*, LeBrón AMW, Logue MD, Valencia E, Ruiz A, Reyes A, Lawrence J, Wu J*. 2020. Social and Spatial Distribution of Soil Lead Concentrations in Urban Soil: Implications for Health Inequities. Science of the Total Environment: 743:140764. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140764.

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,