Centers and Programs
EPA Center for Ambient Particle Health Effects
The fundamental objective of the proposed Center is to understand how specific PM characteristics and sources impact inflammation, autonomic responses, and vascular dysfunction. The Center will investigate the pathophysiological effects produced by exposures to PM and its gaseous co-pollutants and will examine how these effects relate to PM composition, size and sources.
Harvard NIEHS Center for Environmental Health
The Harvard NIEHS Center for Environmental Health serves as the focus for environmental health research and training activities in the Harvard School of Public Health and elsewhere at Harvard University. The Center was established in 1958 to promote interactions among physicians, biological scientists, physical scientists, and engineers working on environmental problems that influence human health.
HSPH-Cyprus Program/Cyprus International Institute
The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Government of Cyprus have established an international research, education, and technology initiative for the environment and public health to address key environmental issues in Cyprus and the Mediterranean region. Towards this end, two new research and training entities have been created: The Cyprus International Institute (CII) for the Environment and Public Health located in Nicosia, Cyprus, and the HSPH-Cyprus Program (HCP) located in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Superfund Research Program
The NIEHS-funded HSPH Superfund Research Program was established
in 2010 under the direction of pediatrician Dr. Robert Wright. The program’s six research projects and three facility cores share the central theme of exposure to toxic metals and childhood neurological development. These studies follow populations affected by three hazardous waste sites: in Tar Creek, Oklahoma; in Mexico City, Mexico; and in the Mungshiganj and Pabna districts of Bangladesh. At these sites heavy metals such as lead, arsenic, and manganese pollute the air, soil, and groundwater, thus causing neurologic deficiencies and other adverse health problems in the populations. These sites represent exposure levels from a high, middle, and a low-income country with distinct geographies and cultures, yet they do not constitute singular projects carried out in isolation. The highly integrative and collaborative nature of this program ensures that the results cross-pollinate to bring about environmental and health solutions that benefit all three sites.
Harvard Education and Research Center
The objective of the Education and Research Center is to give occupational safety and health professionals the opportunity to develop public health perspectives, a sensitivity about political climates, and the skills and knowledge needed to identify and prevent occupational impairments, disease, and injuries through control or elimination of harmful occupational exposures.