To demonstrate that a passive wristband sampler can be used to quantify personalized exposure to environmental chemicals such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) with higher compliance and equal accuracy compared to an active air sampler, and to show the utility of a mobile phone-enabled application to concurrently capture lung function measurements.
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
To establish a reliable picture of the range, median tendency and predictors of perfluorocarbon (PFC) exposures in urban firefighters, and to establish how well the findings independently predict intermediate markers of cardiovascular and respiratory health.
To evaluate the role of environmental exposures by race/ethnicity, and to investigate the potential association between exposure to environmental chemicals and the risk of developing uterine leiomyomas.
Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University
To investigate whether exposure to the antimicrobial phenols (e.g., triclosan and parabens) increases the risk of developing allergen sensitization and clinical allergic disease via inducing dysbiosis of the human microbiota.
To develop a comprehensive, in-depth systematic review of existing evidence regarding health consequences of marijuana use, as well as to identify a short- and long-term research agenda focused on improving our understanding of the potential association of marijuana use with acute and chronic health outcomes. Additionally, the project will include a variety of activities to ensure broad dissemination and use of the report findings by key stakeholders in public health, healthcare and public policy.
Mat-Su Health Foundation; The Truth Initiative; Colorado Health Foundation; Robert W. Woodruff Foundation; Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority; California Department of Public Health
CDC's Office of Noncommunicable Disease, Injury and Environmental Health
To provide technical assistance to the monitoring and evaluation of a cryptococcal screening program in partnership with the South African government. Cryptococcal meningitis is a common infection and a leading cause of death among individuals with HIV/AIDS.
CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases