Latest CRESSH Study

This article was originally posted on the CRESSH newsletter, Issue Fall 2018. CRESSH investigators publish a new study on the relationship between perceptions of environmental and social stressors and self-rated health. Jonathan Levy (CRESSH Co-Director), JPB Senior Fellow Madeleine Scammell (CEC Director), Roseann Bongiovanni (Community Partner), along with other colleagues recently published a paper titled “Self-rated health and its association with perceived environmental hazards, the social environment, and cultural stressors in an…

Investigating Oil Storage in Chelsea, MA.

This article was originally posted on the CRESSH newsletter, Issue Fall 2018. Chemicals in the Creek: performative public data. Pilot Project highlight from JPB EH Senior Fellow Sara Wylie, Laura Perovich, and Michael Still On November 8th GreenRoots members, volunteers from Northeastern, MIT and Brandeis universities gathered to watch a performance of public data on Clean Water Act violations on Chelsea Creek by seven local oil storage facilities. Chelsea Creek’s waterfront…

Energy access is not created equal.

JPB EH Fellow Tony Reames defines energy justice as fair and equitable access to affordable, reliable, and clean energy services. Reames founded UEJL in 2015 at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability (U-M SEAS), where he is an assistant professor. He created UEJL as a way to concentrate his research efforts and engage students, the community, policymakers, government, and businesses around the concept of energy justice. Read…

Dry cleaning is dirtier than you think. Meet the neurotoxin hiding in your winter coat.

A cross-country tour of dry cleaners and local laundromats isn’t most people’s dream vacation. But JPB EH fellow Diana Ceballos, a research scientist in Harvard University’s environmental health department, is always angling for a chance to peek behind the counter. Read more.

JPB EH Fellow Ellison Carter featured in CSU News

ELLISON CARTER RECEIVES FELLOWSHIP TO DEVELOP SOLUTIONS THAT REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DISPARITIES FOR VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES. By Jessica Cox | NOVEMBER 14, 2018 Leveraging collaboration to develop solutions to environmental health issues, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, with support from the JPB Foundation, launched the Environmental Health Fellows Program in 2014. The program has selected a new cohort of Fellows, including Colorado State University’s own Ellison Carter, assistant professor in the Department…

Purple Line Light Rail Impact on Neighborhood, Health and Transit Study

Active transportation, such as walking, biking or using public transportation, is a strategic pathway to improving physical activity levels and thus reducing excess weight. Utilizing a forthcoming expansion of the Washington D.C. area transportation system with a new 16-mile light rail line, the Purple Line Light Rail Impact on Neighborhood, Impact and Transit (PLIGHT) Study will exam pre- and post-Purple Line public transportation use, active transportation behaviors and attitudes and physical activity among…

To Avoid Future Catastrophes Like The California Fires, We Must Learn To Build Smarter

By JPB Fellow Marccus D. Hendricks and William Mobley, Guest Writers The recent Camp fire in California has been declared the deadliest in the state’s history. The devastation is yet another example of the collision of climate-related risks and the human-built environment. Climate change isn’t the singular cause of the Camp, Hill and Woosley fires; however, it has amplified environmental factors (including warmer and dried-out soils) in creating a longer…

JPB EH Fellow Chandra featured in Environmental Factor

NIEHS epidemiologist Chandra Jackson, Ph.D., head of the NIEHS Social and Environmental Determinants of Health Equity research group, was named a JPB Environmental Health Fellowby Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Fifteen winners of the highly competitive fellowship were announced Oct. 1. Read more here.

JPB EH Fellow Kirk featured in ASU News

PIONEERING WORK OF ASU FACULTY MEMBER WINS HARVARD ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH FELLOWSHIP.  BY MARISASSA HUTH, Communications Specialist, School for the Future of Innovation in Society. | NOVEMBER 15, 2018 As a new Arizona State University faculty member, Kirk Jalbert came armed with an array of multidisciplinary experiences and a zeal for exploring how local communities respond to environmental issues. After joining the faculty in June, he was poised to dive into an academic’s…

JPB EH Fellow Tony Reames visits Manchester

JPB EH Fellow Tony Reames is delivering a seminar for the Manchester Urban Institute on Thursday 15th November 2018 at 4pm. More info here. “American Residential Energy Inequities Across Race, Class and Place” Abstract: The inability of households to afford adequate energy services is a major energy justice concern. Temporary utility bill assistance, improving residential energy efficiency, and adoption of renewables remain the primary strategic interventions. However, program implementation often…