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Improving the health of people in and around cities, especially those most vulnerable, with information on strategies to reduce the causes and impacts of climate change.

Environmental Justice & Health

Low-income communities often are exposed to more pollution than other communities, and bear greater health burdens from that pollution.

Green Spaces & Health

Planting more plants and trees in cities—where most people live—can cool urban areas and prevent harm from heat. Spending more time surrounded by green space, like trees or other vegetation, may improve mental and physical health.

Healthy Buildings

The air we breathe in our homes and offices can have a major impact on our overall health.

Healthy Homes

Indoor air quality in the home can be an important driver of health. In homes near major current and former industrial sites, however, indoor air can be deeply polluted.

Healthy Schools

School buildings and dormitories can have an impact on both students’ health and their ability to learn.

Does it feel better to work in a green building?

Environmental perceptions and health before and after relocation to a green building.

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Green Buildings and Health

The state of evidence on green building design as it relates to human health. 

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The Impact of Green Buildings on Cognitive Function

Do we work smarter in green buildings?

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Climate Change, the Indoor Environment, and Health

The impact of climate change on indoor environments affects the health of those who live, work, study, or play in them.

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Does Greenspace Around Schools Impact Absenteeism?

Harvard Chan School's Healthy Buildings team analyzed data from schools across Massachusetts. 

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Moving Environmental Justice Indoors

The main drivers of indoor air quality in low income housing.

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Environmental Conditions in Low-Income Urban Housing

Important findings related to the health of occupants in low income housing.

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Green Public Housing and Health

Green public housing may reduce health risks from environmental pollutants.

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Childhood Asthma Acute Primary Care Visits, Traffic, and Traffic-Related Pollutants

This analysis suggests that traffic is a contributor to more acute asthma episodes in children.

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Q&A: Gaurab Basu on climate change, racial justice, and COVID-19

April 9, 2021–Climate change is affecting all corners of the world, but historically marginalized communities are disproportionally bearing its health and economic consequences. Gaurab Basu, a physician with the Cambridge Health Alliance and a health equity fellow at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health,…

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Killer Combination: Climate, Health and Poverty

Our Director Dr. Aaron Bernstein talks to Greg Dalton and Adrienne Hollis about the convergence of climate, health, and poverty.

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Transportation infrastructure investments could save hundreds of lives, billions of dollars

Health-related savings from increased walking and bicycling far exceed the estimated infrastructure costs.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance Among Pregnant Women and Mothers of Young Children

As multiple effective vaccines are developed, their distribution and overall acceptance by the public is crucial to stop the spread of COVID-19. Research conducted by Principal Investigator of the Human Immunomics Initiative, Dr. Julia Wu, in collaboration with Pregistry focused on a crucial population- mothers and their children. Estimates of global vaccine acceptance among pregnant women and…

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How the Global Pandemic is Creating Greater Humanitarian Challenges

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Northeast states to unveil cap-and-invest plan for cars

A collection of Northeastern states are expected to unveil a final agreement to cap carbon emissions from cars.

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Episode 229: Deadly Outbreaks Persist At Nursing Homes; How Transportation Emissions Harm Our Health

Kathy Fallon Lambert talks about the number of lives we could save if we cut our transportation emissions

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LGBTQ+ Mental Health

About the December 16 forum This forum is designed increase awareness around LGBTQ+ mental health. Three experts who specialize in LGBTQ+ mental health will give short presentations and then engage in a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Koenen. Dr. Gerald Davison, Professor of Psychology at the University of Southern California will present on the ethics and…

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Concerns Raised about Equity of Northeast Pollution Pact

A major climate initiative binding northeastern states doesn't yet sufficiently benefit low-income communities and people of color who are disproportionately affected by pollution.

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Dr. Aaron Bernstein

Aaron Bernstein MD, MPH

Aaron examines the human health effects of global environmental changes with the aim of promoting a deeper understanding of these subjects among students, educators, policy makers, and the public.

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Kathy Fallon Lambert

Kathy examines how big data and models can be used to quantify the health and environment benefits of actions to mitigate climate change.

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Jonathan Buonocore Sc.D

Jonathan focuses on the health, environmental, and climate impacts of energy, and the benefits of reducing carbon emissions—commonly called “health co-benefits.”

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