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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

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

UCI researchers highlight hookah health hazards

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

Publications

Zolpidem and suicide death in South Korea: a population-based case-control study

Choi B, Sung HG, Nam JH, Shin JY. (2019). Zolpidem and suicide death in South Korea: a population-based case-control study. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. doi:10.1111/sltb.12548

In Utero Exposure to Benzo[a]pyrene Induces Ovarian Mutations at Doses that Deplete Ovarian Follicles in Mice

Luderer U, Meier MJ, Lawson GW, Beal MA, Yauk CL, Marchetti F. In Utero Exposure to Benzo[a]pyrene Induces Ovarian Mutations at Doses that Deplete Ovarian Follicles in Mice. Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1002/em.22261

Non-linear Relationship between Blood Pressure and Glaucoma in US Adults

Kim, Hyojin, and BongKyoo Choi. “Nonlinear Relationship Between Blood Pressure and Glaucoma in US Adults.” American journal of hypertension (2018). https://doi.org/10.1093/ajh/hpy186

Positive association between job decision authority and systolic blood pressure: a statistical artifact?

Choi, B., & Juárez-Garcia, A. (2018). Positive association between job decision authority and systolic blood pressure: a statistical artifact? Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3779

Job strain, long work hours, and suicidal ideation in US workers: a longitudinal study.

Choi B. Job strain, long work hours, and suicidal ideation in US workers: a longitudinal study. Int Arch Occup Environ Health.2018; 91 (7): 865-875. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00420-018-1330-7

Long-term Ambient Temperature and Externalizing Behaviors in Adolescents.

Younan D, Li L, Tuvblad C, Wu J, Lurmann F, Franklin M, Berhane K, McConnell R, Wu A, Baker L, Chen JC. 2018. Long-term Ambient Temperature and Externalizing Behaviors in Adolescents. American Journal of Epidemiology: in press.

Prenatal Exposure to Ambient Pesticides and Adverse Birth Outcomes in Agricultural Regions of California.

Ling C, Liew Z, von Ehrenstein OS, Heck J, Park AS, Cui X, Cockburn M, Wu J, Ritz B. 2018. Prenatal Exposure to Ambient Pesticides and Adverse Birth Outcomes in Agricultural Regions of California. Toxics: 6: 41 doi:10.3390/toxics6030041. Dr. Jun

Physical exercise, built environment and cardiovascular diseases in middle aged and older adults in China.

Jia X, Yu Y, Xia W, Masri S, Sami M, Hu Z, Yu Z, Wu J. 2018. Physical exercise, built environment and cardiovascular diseases in middle aged and older adults in China. Environmental Research 167: 175-183. Dr. Wu’s group surveyed

Mechanisms underlying tumor suppressive properties of melatonin.

Bondy, S., & Campbell, A. (2018). Mechanisms underlying tumor suppressive properties of melatonin. International journal of molecular sciences, 19(8), 2205. doi:10.3390/ijms19082205

A link between air pollution and Alzheimer’s disease

Graduate student Jason Kilian and Associate Professor Masashi Kitazawa have published a comprehensive review of epidemiological studies, cell culture studies, and animal studies, elucidating the link between air pollution and cognitive decline/risk for Alzheimer’s disease. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2319417018300805