Climate and Health


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    June 28, 2021 | Georgia Climate Project receives $300,000 grant from Ray C. Anderson Foundation

    The project will engage a diverse network of experts to develop and disseminate knowledge on climate impacts and solutions through webinars, workshops, and an online Georgia climate information portal.

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    June 1, 2021 | International Study Finds Man-Made Climate Change Responsible for a Third of Heat-Related Deaths

    Using data from 732 cities in 43 countries between 1991–2018, the researchers found that 37 percent of heat-related deaths can be directly attributed to anthropogenic (or man-made) climate change.

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    December 21, 2020 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

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    December 18, 2020 | Rollins School of Public Health Launches New Certificate in Climate and Health

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    October 22, 2020 | Study links long-term pollution exposure to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and additional neurological disorders

    This is the first nationwide analysis of the link between long-term PM2.5 exposures and neurodegenerative diseases in the U.S.

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    September 23, 2020 | Study Links Urban Air Pollution to COVID-19 Deaths

    This study is among the first published studies linking COVID-19 death outcomes to air pollution exposure in the United States.

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    June 12, 2020 | Researchers call for the EPA to set stricter air quality standards to protect communities

    Authors write that current standards for fine particulate matter set by EPA are insufficient to protect public health.

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    February 27, 2020 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent student and faculty publications.

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    January 27, 2020 | Donghai Liang Elected to ISES Board of Directors

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    November 27, 2019 | 2019 Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change Includes Rollins Contributions

    Yang Liu, associate professor in environmental health, was a contributor on The Lancet's annual Countdown report.

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    November 14, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent student and faculty publications.

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    September 24, 2019 | New Speaker Series to Focus on Planetary Health and Infectious Diseases

    The new speaker series launches October 11 and features researchers from across Emory University.

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    August 24, 2019 | International study linking urban pollution to mortality risk includes Rollins co-investigator

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    July 29, 2019 | Environmental Report Finds High Levels of Carcinogenic Toxin Near Oxford Campus

    A 2018 EPA report shows an elevated cancer risk centered around the medical manufacturing plant BD Bard, one mile from Oxford College.

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    July 3, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent student and faculty publications.

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    March 22, 2019 | Rollins leads regional partners in national Hurricane Response Hub

    Rollins School of Public Health has been chosen to serve as one of five regional technical assistance centers for the Hurricane Response Hub initiative.

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    December 3, 2018 | Georgia Climate Project receives grant from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation

    Emory University received a $650,000 grant from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation to support the work of the Georgia Climate Project.

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    June 5, 2018 | Emory researchers partner in satellite analysis of Southern California air pollution study

    Emory researchers worked to analyze satellite data to determine the 15-year trend of fine particle pollution.

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    May 23, 2018 | Georgia Climate Research Roadmap identifies state's top 40 climate research questions

    This list of questions can help policymakers and practitioners better understand and address climate change in Georgia.

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    April 26, 2018 | Rollins researchers receive IBM grant to study impact of climate change on health

    Howard Chang and Yang Liu have received one of IBM's Climate Change and Environmental grants

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    December 4, 2017 | From tiny seeds communities flourish

    The HERCULES Exposome Research Center is giving 13 $2,500 grants to community outreach efforts around Atlanta.

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    May 30, 2017 | Georgia Climate Project creates state 'climate research roadmap'

    Georgia Climate Project is a multiyear effort by a statewide consortium of universities and colleges, working to improve the understanding of climate impacts and solutions in Georgia.

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    October 18, 2016 | NIH awards $30M to Emory, Johns Hopkins, Colorado State for household air pollution study

    Rollins awarded $30 million to study impact of cleaner burning cooking stoves on household air pollution.

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    October 3, 2016 | Rollins School of Public Health part of NASA team studying air pollution

    Rollins is working with NASA to develop the world's first public health satellite mission.

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    January 20, 2016 | School of public health faculty member recognized as most highly cited researcher

    Dana Barr listed as a "Highly Cited Researcher" for the second year in a row