Environmental health involves understanding and addressing factors in both the built and natural environment that affect human health. The environmental health research conducted by CHAIM researchers includes issues associated with climate change, environmental toxins and pollution, air and water quality, urban design features (walkability and greenness) and food security.
CHAIM researchers are also involved in several occupational health research activities. These programs are focused on understanding the health effects among workers exposed to ionizing radiation, diesel exhaust, and studies of vulnerable workers such as caregivers, and other essential personnel.
Health Starts at Home: Housing, Neighborhoods and Urban Health Inequity