Center Research Featured on Houston Public Media

Listen to Houston Public Media discuss the Jones Road Superfund site. Pilot grant awardee Lance Hallberg is testing exposure assessments in the community. In collaboration with the Texas Health and Environment Alliance, researchers are testing water and air at 55 properties, with the goal of providing more data for community members.

Center Member Delivers Climate Change Lecture

Dr. Abiodun Oluyomi of the GC-CPEH was invited to deliver a public lecture on “Environmental Health and Disasters in the Age of Global Climate Change: Implication for Humanitarian Crises’’ at the University of Jos, Plateau State in Nigeria. The public lecture was organized by the University of Jos Centre for Conflict Management and Peace Studies…

Hurricane experience benefits later industrial fire research response

GC-CPEH Members reported that lessons from Hurricane Harvey accelerated and improved research response after an industrial fire in Deer Park, TX. In 2017, Hurricane Harvey affected more than 30,000 Texas residents and destroyed more than 200,000 homes. Following that experience, the Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) teamed up with community, academic, and government partners…

What has COVID-19 taught us about disaster research and prevention?

Over the past year and a half, physicians, scientists and public health officials have jumped into action to address the COVID-19 pandemic. In May, Baylor College of Medicine brought health experts from the U.S. and France together for the COVID-19 Disaster Research and Prevention Symposium to present what they have learned during the pandemic. The…

Oil Refinery Study Featured by the Texas Standard

Drs. Cornelis (Kees) Elferink, GC-CPEH Co-Director, and John Prochaska, CEC LIT are co-authors on a recent article “Proximity to oil refineries and risk of cancer: A population-based analysis” that was featured by the Texas Standard (NPR show) on 12/3/2020 showing that GC-CPEH members (including IHSFC members) are active in this environmental research realm:


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