by Chang-Fu Wu, Alistair Woodward, Ya-Ru Li, Haidong Kan, Rajasekhar Balasubramanian, Mohd Talib Latif, Mazrura Sahani, Tsun-Jen Cheng, Chia-Pin Chio, Nutta Taneepanichskul, Ho Kim, Chang-Chuan Chan, Seung-Muk Yi, Mellissa Withers and Jonathan Samet, for Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health.
Distinguished Professor Jonathan Samet, director of the USC Institute for Global Health and Flora L. Thornton Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine, received the 2016 Fries Prize for Improving Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Nov. 17 for his pioneering research and decades of advocacy on the negative impacts of air pollution on health.
Working to save lives through prevention and policy, eastern African researchers trained with expert environmental health scientists at USC to lay the groundwork for air pollution and health research in their countries. Lead investigators from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda are collaborating with USC and Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa University to establish the Eastern Africa Global … Continue reading USC training launches a new era of air pollution health research in eastern Africa
An estimated 1.3 billion people in the East Asia and Pacific region are breathing unsafe, unclean air each day. USC Institute for Global Health Director Dr. Jonathan Samet comments on Korea's poor air quality for NPR's story. Listen to, or read, the full story »
Director of the USC Institute for Global Health Jonathan Samet presented at the UCLA Center for World Health Nov. 5 regarding the rising global health threat: air pollution. In addition, National Geographic quoted him in its Oct. 30 article about how smoke from wildfires impacts health. “Air pollution generically, and particles, specifically, are carcinogens. That … Continue reading Air Pollution: A Worsening Global Health Problem
By Jonathan M. Samet and Sofia Gruskin, published in The Lancet.