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Brown University leaders Ashish K. Jha and Kim Cobb discuss the intersection of climate change and people’s health, the challenges of our information ecosystem, and how the University’s collaborative efforts are fostering innovative solutions and preparing future leaders.
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Health Care’s Carbon Problem

Despite being on the front lines of the climate crisis, the health care sector is also one of the greatest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. A new study from Brown researchers looks at these decarbonizing efforts across the globe.
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MPH student Rosemelly Jimenez Medal's father has worked as a short-haul trucker for over 25 years, and she noticed that he was struggling to hear conversations at dinner. So Jimenez Medal teamed up with her father and noise researcher Erica Walker, RGSS Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Brown University, to conduct hearing screenings on short-term truckers in California.
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The second installment of the Pandemic Center’s “Our Storied Health” series highlights environmental injustice in the American South, and explores the potential of storytelling to advance public health.
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Behind the Lectern: Erica Walker

As founder and leader of the Community Noise Lab, Professor Erica Walker develops practical tools to help people advocate for healthier neighborhoods, and explores how social disparities and environmental exposures harm communities.
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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.
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Back to the Land

Summer Gonsalves MPH’19 is a member of the Narragansett Indian Tribe and an advocate for environmental justice.
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Idea Pioneer

Epidemiologist Erica Walker returns home to study the environmental quality of Jackson, Mississippi.
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Professor Joe Braun Appointed Center Director

Joseph Braun, RN, MSPH, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Epidemiology, has been appointed the Director of the Center for Environmental Health and Technology (CEHT) in the School of Public Health effective January 1, 2020. Dr. Braun succeeds Gregory Wellenius, Ph.D. who has served in this role since 2018.
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Time Is Running Out

At a precarious time for the planet, Brown’s Center for Environmental Health and Technology is working to promote resilient, sustainable, healthy communities.
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Faculty in Focus: Joseph Braun

Joseph Braun, MSPH, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Epidemiology: Linking environmental exposures and children’s health.
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Confronting Climate Change

The Senator from Rhode Island is passionate about acting on climate change and protecting our environment. As a founder of the Senate Climate Action Task Force he is fighting for smarter solutions.
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Brown Is Green

Brown University has a unique role in contributing research, fostering innovation, and in providing a model for environmental sustainability to the greater Providence community and beyond. The University strives to contribute to building a clean, just, and responsible global environment.
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When we think about recent environmental disasters, Flint, Michigan’s water quality crisis quickly comes to mind. But the Great Lakes State has another pollution problem that is less well known outside the state.
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Health Impact: Climate Change Champion

We spoke with Laura Bozzi, Ph.D., Climate Change Program Manager at the Rhode Island Department of Health, about the challenges facing our state, and the strategies being used to protect our environment, and our health.
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New research shows that New Englanders are susceptible to serious health effects even when the heat index is below 100, a finding that has helped to change the National Weather Service threshold for heat warnings.
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