Assistant professor of environmental health sciences, Raphael E. Arku, has been selected as one of three recipients of the 2020 Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award by the Health Effects Institute (HEI). The Rosenblith Award provides funding for up to three years at a total budget of $500,000.
JPB Fellow Arku was awarded funding to study “Urban air pollution in sub-Saharan Africa: A study of prenatal exposures, birth outcomes, and lower-respiratory infections in infants.” This study seeks to examine associations of long-term maternal exposures to PM2.5, NO2, and environmental noise with adverse birth outcomes in Accra, Ghana. The study also seeks to determine the effect of these exposures on the risk of lower respiratory infections in infants. Read more.