During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, environmental engineer Richard Corsi began exploring cheap and easy ways to reduce the transmission of the coronavirus. His concept of a DIY air cleaner was taken up by Jim Rosenthal, CEO of filter manufacturer Tex-Air. Rosenthal found that the boxes were surprisingly effective at filtering COVID-19 aerosol […]
Summer Gonsalves MPH’19 builds relationships with communities impacted by environmental contamination
Epidemiologist Erica Walker returns home to study the environmental quality of Jackson, Mississippi.
Marissa Hauptman, MD, MPH is a board certified pediatrician and a pediatric environmental health specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital.
At a precarious time for the planet, Brown’s Center for Environmental Health and Technology is working to promote resilient, sustainable, healthy communities.
Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse 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. What has fueled your passion to address environmental issues that affect population health? Environmental hazards harm public health […]
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. For at least the last 70 years, Michigan manufacturers and others released chemical-laden waste into the environment. This waste contained PFAS, per- […]
Brown University School of Public Health faculty members David Dosa and Kali Thomas, along with collaborators at the University of South Florida, received a $900,000 grant in early September from the National Institutes of Health to continue their work studying the impact of hurricanes on residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Intervention by researchers reduced household lead below levels previously deemed achievable and reduced blood lead concentrations in more highly exposed children, though the decrease did not result in significant neurobehavioral improvements in children.
Climate Change Champion Creating a healthy, sustainable, and resilient future for all Rhode Islanders health.ri.gov Tell us about your role at the Rhode Island Department of Health. How does the Department of Health engage with environmental concerns? My program’s mission is to prepare for the human health effects of climate change and to create a healthy, […]