Environmental Health

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    Joseph Braun Ph.D.

    Research Interests: Environmental health, Child health. Health effects of environmental pollutant exposures before conception and during gestation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Endocrine disrupting chemicals, toxic metals, obesity, cardiometabolic health, and pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders.
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    Allan Just Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Epidemiology

    Research interests: Environmental epidemiology including children's environmental health, remote sensing and air pollution monitoring with satellite data, climate and health epidemiology and epigenomics. He uses NASA satellite products to investigate how better estimates of the quality of air we breathe and the temperature in our neighborhoods reveal previously underestimated exposure disparities and health impacts. 

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    David Savitz Ph.D.

    Professor of Epidemiology, of Pediatrics, and of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Research Interests: Health effects of environmental agents in the workplace and community and in a range of reproductive health outcomes. Nonionizing radiation, pesticides, drinking water treatment by-products, and perfluorinated compounds. Preterm birth, fetal growth restriction, pregnancy complications, and miscarriage.
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    Erica Walker Sc.D.

    RGSS Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Founder of Community Noise Lab
    Research Interests: Founder of the Community Noise Lab, which explores the relationship between community noise and health, Walker has expertise in environmental exposure assessments, environmental exposure modeling, community surveying, and community engagement.

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Fighting Noise Pollution

Noise pollution is a physical and mental stressor with real health impacts, Professor Erica Walker tells NPR. "It's going to the emergency room for a panic attack, it's 'I can't sleep,' 'I can't hear my children.' It's all of those things," she says.