Jeffrey Shaman on Where the Pandemic Might Take Us in 2022
Jan. 04, 2022
In a conversation with Transmission, Dr. Shaman says the actual number of infections is many times larger still and they continue to accumulate at a near-exponential pace.
Food Security Expert Lew Ziska Contributes to Landmark UN Climate Report
Mar. 02, 2022
Lewis Ziska was a member of a Working Group of Reviewers and contributed to a chapter that focused on diet-related mortality.
Hurricanes and Other Tropical Cyclones Linked to Rise in U.S. Deaths from Several Major Causes
Mar. 08, 2022
Study reveals potential hidden deadly cost of climate-related disasters to injuries, infectious and parasitic diseases, respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and neuropsychiatric disorders.
Nine Ways Columbia Mailman Has Responded to the Pandemic
Mar. 09, 2022
Jeff Shaman's group has published influential findings on how transmission is driven by asymptomatic carriers, the human cost of delayed response, the characteristics of virus variants, and vaccine allocation and prioritization.
Study Examines Disparities in Air Pollution Affecting Native American Communities
Mar. 23, 2022
First study to shed light on ambient particulate matter in tribal lands across the U.S.
For Wetland Plants, Sea-Level Rise Stamps Out Benefits of Higher CO2
May 18, 2022
Beneficial effects of rising CO2 for plants diappear under flooding, 33-year field experiment reveals
Air Pollution and Climate Change Take a Growing Toll on Children's Health
Jun. 15, 2022
All children are at risk, but the greatest burden falls on those who are socially and economically disadvantaged
Methods from Weather Forecasting Can Be Adapted to Assess COVID Risk
Jun. 30, 2022
A more granular understanding of risk could reduce the need for widespread lockdowns during an epidemic
Racial Disparities in Air Pollution Where Most Americans Live Worse Than Previously Understood
Jul. 07, 2022
A substantial increase in concentrations of PM2.5 found comparing census tracts with no Black residents with census tracts with a small percent of Black residents
Latest COVID Wave Projected to Peak in August
Jul. 22, 2022
This Omicron sub-variant (BA.5) is believed to be the most transmissible yet and can evade immunity, infecting many who have received booster shots or have had previous infections.
New York City Switch to Clean Buses Cut Air Pollution
Aug. 03, 2022
Declines in concentrations of NO and NO2 were greater in areas with more bus service and with higher proportional shifts toward clean buses, adjusted for truck route presence and total traffic volume
Universal Vaccine Needed to Prevent Future COVID-19 Waves, Study Suggests
Aug. 09, 2022
Their findings highlight the need for more proactive planning and preparedness for future variants of concern.
Air Pollution Heightened COVID Risk in Low-Income Pregnant New Yorkers
Sep. 06, 2022
Pregnant, low-income New Yorkers living in neighborhoods with higher levels of air pollution were 60 percent more likely to test positive for COVID-19
Faculty Books Examine the Health Risks of Climate Change
Sep. 16, 2022
Children’s Health and the Peril of Climate Change (Oxford University Press) by Dr. Frederica Perera, out on October 18, investigates the climate crisis and the resulting health crisis for all children
Dean Fried Names Winners of Interdisciplinary "Grand Challenges" Awards
Sep. 20, 2022
Drs. Jeffrey Shaman, Joan Casey, Cecilia Soresen, and Lewis Ziska were recipients of awards for projects that address some of the most pressing public health challenges for the next 100 years
Go Here to Learn About Climate and Health and How to Make a Difference
Sep. 28, 2022
This fall, GCCHE is launching two initiatives to educate health professionals about the health impacts of climate change—and how they can make a difference
Contact Tracing Data Sheds Light on COVID-19 Spread in New York City
Oct. 25, 2022
The city’s contact tracing program was efficient and produced data that can inform neighborhood-level interventions like vaccination and reactive restrictions on business capacity
Lewis Ziska Contributes to Lancet Report on Climate Change and Health
Oct. 27, 2022
Report finds spread of illness particuclarly affects migrant workers
Tropical Cyclones on the Rise in Low- and Middle- Income Countries Yet Remain Least Studied
Nov. 30, 2022
Until now, a majority of research on outcomes from tropical cyclones have centered on high-income countries
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