Several CHI members, including CHI Director and Professor and Chair of Environmental and Occupational Health, Dr. Susan Anenberg, CHI member and Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Milken Institute School of Public Health, Dr. Kate O'Dell, and CHI Co-Director and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dr. Neelu Tummala, provided expert opinion and guidance during the consecutive days of poor air quality on June 7th and 8th resulting from wildfire smoke:
- Susan Anenberg: quoted in USA Today, The Hill, Public Good News, Government Executive, and the Delaware News Journal
- Kate O'Dell: quoted in The New York Times, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, AARP Magazine, and was on ABC7 News
- Neelu Tummala: on CBS News and WBUR News, and quoted in DCist
In addition to individual media contributions, GW Today published an article featuring Dr. Anenberg, Dr. O'Dell, and Dr. Tummala, entitled Why Wildfire Smoke Pollution Is So Intense Right Now—and Likely to Get Worse. Anenberg, O'Dell, and Tummala answered questions on why and how the smoke from wildfires burning in Canada were affecting the U.S. and ways to protect yourself in the event of poor air quality days.