Perfluoroalkyl Chemicals and Metabolic Disorders

865
environmental health
Perfluoroalkyl Chemicals and Metabolic Disorders
Massachusetts, USA
United States of America
To evaluate associations of longitudinal measures of exposure to perfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFCs) with detailed cardiometabolic risk measures.
Harvard Medical School; Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health

PAHs Exposure Assessment in Disadvantaged Areas

866
environmental health
PAHs Exposure Assessment in Disadvantaged Areas
New York, USA
United States of America
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
CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health

Perfluorocarbon Exposures in Urban Firefighters

844
fire fighters
Perfluorocarbon Exposures in Urban Firefighters
West Virginia, USA
United States of America
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.
West Virginia University
CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health

Hyperuricemia in American Indian Families

843
environmental health
Hyperuricemia in American Indian Families
North Carolina, USA
United States of America
To study the effect of environmental pollutants in American Indians in an effort to investigate their effect on hyperuricemia by themselves or in interaction with genetic factors.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health

Fibroids Research on Genes and Environment

833
environmental health
Fibroids Research on Genes and Environment
Washington DC, USA
United States of America
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
CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health

Antimicrobial Chemicals in Allergic Disease

817
environmental health
Antimicrobial Chemicals in Allergic Disease
United States of America
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.
CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health

Data for Health

826
data for health
Data for Health
Bangladesh, Columbia, China, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Malawi, Morocco, Myanmar, Philippines, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Kenya, South Africa
Bangladesh
China
Colombia
Ecuador
Ghana
India
Kenya
Morocco
Myanmar
Malawi
Philippines
Rwanda
Tanzania
South Africa
Zambia
To assist 20 low- and middle-income countries across Latin America, Asia and Africa in strengthening their public health data systems and data use for critical policy-making decisions.
Bloomberg Philanthropies
CDC’s Center for Global Health; World Health Organization; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; University of Melbourne; Vital Strategies (formerly The Union North America)

Health Consequences of Marijuana

910
Marijuana
Health Consequences of Marijuana
United States of America
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

Cryptococcal Meningitis Screening in South Africa

821
Africa
Cryptococcal Meningitis Screening in South Africa
Botswana, Africa
Botswana
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.
Pfizer, Inc.
CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
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