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Diesel passenger vehicle shares influenced COVID-19 changes in urban nitrogen dioxide pollution

In partnership with team members and leadership from C40 cities, CHI members Gaige Kerr and Dan Goldberg, and CHI Director Susan Anenberg, co-authored a paper evaluating how diesel passenger vehicle shares contributed to urban nitrogen dioxide pollution during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pathophysiology of Air Pollution–Driven Disease.

Health and Clinical Impacts of Air Pollution and Linkages with Climate Change

CHI members Anjeni Keswani and Hana Akselrod, and CHI Director Susan Anenberg, co-authored a review article on the linkages between climate change, air pollution and health. The authors present mitigation approaches at the societal, community, and individual levels, as well as discuss opportunities for clinicians to mitigate health harms during visits. The article concludes with further recommendations and the importance of including climate change into medical education curriculum.

NAM Action Collaborative on Decarbonizing the U.S. Health Sector

GW Climate and Health Institute joins NAM Climate Collaborative

The CHI is among the over 110 organizations to have joined the NAM Climate Collaborative network to collectively activate all parts of the health sector for sustainable climate change action.


Health in the social cost of carbon: Recent advances to fill a critical gap

Please join us for a panelist disccusion on Health in the Social Cost of Carbon on March 22, 2022, 12-1pm ET with Kevin Cromar, Director, Health, Environment and Policy Program, Marron Institute of Urban Management; Noah Scovronick, Professor of Environmental Health, Emory University; Tamma Carleton, Professor of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara; Susan Anenberg, Director, Climate and Health Institute; and Jay Shambaugh, Director, Institute for International Economic Policy.

Potomac and Anacostia rivers are tidal rivers

Humans are driving climate change but they can also fight against it

Dan Goldberg, an assistant research professor at the Milken Institute School of Public Health who studies air pollution levels said, "Any time we...

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CHI Director Susan Anenberg, with support from CHI student Lauren Johnson, contributes to new UN Environment Programme Report

GW Climate and Health Institute Director Susan Anenberg, with support from CHI student Lauren Johnson, contributed to a new UN Environment Programme Report entitled 'Actions on Air Quality in North America: Canadian and U.S. Policies and Programmes to Reduce Air Pollution'. Contributions covered air pollution injustice and tools to assess it. The Full Report is linked below.

Pedestrians walk across the John W. Weeks Footbridge in Cambridge, Mass., on Feb. 10.

What winter weather forecasts, wildfires and mosquitoes mean for our health

While the change in seasons is confusing, to say the least, what is most concerning to me, as a physician, is what this warmer weather means for public health.

Pathways by which increased greenhouse gases afect food insecurity and undernutrition

How Can We Act to Mitigate the Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change?

A recent study suggests that people are interested and ready to address local solutions to climate change. Changing the individual behaviors that sustain the US transport and food and agriculture systems is the first step to the broader engagement necessary to build the political will that to achieve institutional, municipal, state, and federal policy.

Underlying the disparate interactions of obesity, food insecurity, race/ethnicity and COVID-19 infections are social drivers of health

The COVID-19, Obesity, and Food Insecurity Syndemic

Strengthening local and regional food systems provides a common solution to both the new Syndemic of COVID-19, Obesity, and Food Insecurity and the Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change by promoting sustainable food production and consumption, and prioritizing the food supply chain workforce.

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CHI members co-sign Amicus Brief filed in the Supreme Court supporting the EPA in the Supreme Court WV v. EPA case

Amici are leading physician-member public health organizations, as well as deans, directors, and chairs of public health schools across the country.