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 Dr. Richard J. Jackson, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, recently discussed the impact of design on health with the Nevada Public Radio and the Chicago Tribune. 

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 Dr. Patrick Allard, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and the Institute for Society and Genetics, has been awarded the 2015 International ToxScholar Grant. This is the second consecutive time Dr. Allard is awarded this prestigious grant from the Society of Toxicology (SOT). The department congratulates Dr. Allard.  

 Dr. Richard J. Jackson has once again been selected to receive a prestigious award for his contribution to livable and sustainable urban design.  His research has focused on how the built environment impacts health and in particular how design can help promote an active lifestyle, improve mental and physical health and can foster a strong sense of community. 

The collaborative work of Tyler Watson (PhD student), Ashley Henderson, Alan Chen (MPH Alum), and Kevin Milani (MPH Alum) along with Stephania Olamendi (MPH student) has brought a filtered water station to the Fielding School of Public Health. The station provides chilled, filtered tap water and is environmentally conscious- it tracks how many plastic bottles have been saved from landfills. The project was funded by UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative, ASUCLA's The Green Initiative Fund and the FSPH Dean's Office. 

Yifang Zhu Dr. Yifang Zhu, Associate Professor in EHS, is featured in a FSPH video titled "Blue Skies." 

Tyler D. Watson a doctoral candidate in the Department and Ryan Babadi an alum of the MPH program were honored at the 142nd American Public Health Association (APHA) Meeting and Expositon; November 15-19, 2014 in New Orleans, LA.

Environmental Health Sciences students are making an impact:

 Ashley Kissinger, Alumna of the EHS MPH program, is making an impact through her work with Esperanza Community Housing Corporation. She is taking the tools she gained from her MPH education to establish connections and improve conditions for disenfranchised population in South Los Angeles.

 

Contact: Steven Maviglio, 916-607-8340

 

 

NEW STUDY: CALIFORNIA'S URBAN RIVER PARKWAYS IMPROVE HEALTH

Parkways Boost Physical and Mental Health Benefits Including Reducing Obesity, Diabetes

 

Dr. Arthur Winer and Dr. Yifang Zhu from the Department of Environmental Health Sciences along with Dr. Suzanne Paulson from the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science used fixed-site monitors to demonstrate that air quality improved significantly as a result of a substantial decrease in traffic during the 2011 closure of the I-405 freeway. 

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