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).

Join us for the 7th annual BREATHE Workshop themed "Environmental Aerosols and Health Effects"

The annual workshop will be held on Friday, May 24, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of California, Riverside - School of Medicine Education II building, room 106. Onsite registration opens 11 a.m. with Lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m.

The workshop will feature keynote presentations from Molly Blakowski, PhD. student, Utah State University and Kimberly Prather, Ph.D., Director, NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment.

This event is FREE and open to the public! Registration is strongly encouraged.


7th annual BREATHE workshop program


For more information on the BREATHE Center, email Director David Lo

The 7th Annual BREATHE Workshop
"Environmental Aerosols and Health Effects"

May 24, 2024, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
7th annual BREATHE workshop

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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.

See a list of available jobs within the UCR School of Medicine