We have a long history of exploring the adverse health effects of exposures to air pollution and traffic exposures.
One of our growing areas of focus is the health effects of exposures to the built and natural environments, including greenness and walkability.
In addition to air pollution and the built and natural environments, we are working on the health effects of many other environmental factors. These include temperature, noise, ultraviolet radiation, radon, and endocrine disrupting chemicals.
Many of our studies are conducted in ongoing prospective cohort studies, such as the Nurses’ Health Studies (NHS, NHSII, NHS3), Health Professionals’ Follow-Up Study (HPFS), and the Growing Up Today Study (GUTS).
At the heart of most of our research is the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
For many of our newer studies, we are using custom-made highly secure, smartphone applications to determine where participants spend their time, and how physically active they are.