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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Lewis Ziska Contributes to Lancet Report on Climate Change and Health

Oct. 27, 2022

Report finds spread of illness particuclarly affects migrant workers

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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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