Center for Research on Environmental and Social Stressors in Housing Across the Life Course (CRESSH)
CRESSH is a partnership between the Boston University School of Public Health and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health that studies environmental health disparities in low-income communities and throughout Massachusetts. CRESSH is conducting three independent multidisciplinary projects that utilize the expertise of investigators in epidemiology, exposure science and cumulative risk assessment. We will focus on multi-stressor epidemiology for multiple health outcomes across the life course, exposure science addressing indoor-outdoor exposure patterns using novel sensors and modeling techniques, and quantitative approaches for cumulative risk assessment and disparities analyses that leverage epidemiological and exposure insights. The goal of CRESSH’s research is to understand how simultaneous exposures to multiple chemical stressors and their interactions with non-chemical stressors and social determinants of health lead to environmental health disparities at varying stages of life as measured by birth outcomes, childhood growth trajectories and cardiovascular mortality. CRESSH is part of the Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities (EHD) Research program.