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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

Dr. Jun Wu awarded Health Effects of Air Pollution Foundation subcontract

“Impact of Ambient Air Pollution on the Risk and Survival of Breast Cancer in Los Angeles County: The Multiethnic Cohort Study”

EHS Annual Scientific Retreat

The EHS annual scientific retreat was successfully held virtually through Zoom from 8:20 am to 1 pm on September 28th, 2020.

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

Publications

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

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