Public housing, private vice
Should smoking be banned in people’s homes?
Wright ideas: Couple’s combined expertise forges new directions for treating asthma and lead poisoning
HSPH faculty members Rosalind and Robert Wright make connections between environment, emotion, and health
A geographer of health
Nicos Middleton, a research fellow in the HSPH-Cyprus Initiative for the Environment and Public Health, is studying the long-term health effects of traffic pollution in Boston and Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus.
Clear as glass
Research by HSPH Professor Jeffrey Fredberg shatters conventional notions about how cells go about their routine business of stretching, spreading, and contracting. The findings could have far-reaching implications for treating illnesses caused by mechanical dysfunction, such as inappropriate airway narrowing in the case of asthma, cell invasion in cancer, and vessel constriction in vascular disease—and even for stopping infections.
Image: Nicos Middleton
Photograph: Kent Dayton-HSPH