A Multidisciplinary Collaborative on Air Quality & Health Research

 

BREATHE: Bridging Regional Ecology, Aerosolized Toxins, & Health Effects

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The BREATHE Center at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine is a multidisciplinary collaborative for studies Bridging Regional Ecology, Aerosolized Toxins, and Health Effects. Research efforts among our collaborative include regional climate modeling, culture and policy studies on air quality and health, environmental justice and health disparities, and the health impacts of aerosolized particles including dusts, soil microbes, allergenic pollens from invasive species, and pollutants.

Our main partners in this work include faculty in the Center for Conservation Biology (CCB), the College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), and Biomedical Sciences in the School of Medicine.

Affiliated faculty include researchers in the Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE), the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS), the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS), the School of Public Policy (SPP), and the School of Medicine (SOM). We also have affiliations with the Science and Technology Studies group in the UCR Center for Ideas and Society, and Health Assessment and Research for Communities (HARC), and we will be joining the larger group efforts of the developing Institute for Air Quality and Climate Change.


Our Current Projects

A sampling of ongoing BREATHE-associated research projects:


Recruiting for BREATHE

Recruitment for BREATHE is continuing to expand our work in several interdisciplinary areas that address critical issues in air quality and health.

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