New project to examine the associations between extreme precipitation, floods, or drought and childhood diarrhea in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

This project is funded by the Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute. This project aims to apply estimate the relationship between extreme precipitation, floods, or drought and risk of childhood diarrhea in LMICs, and to evaluate whether these effects are modified by water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH) practices. Team Kai Chen, PhD, Principal Investigator Robert Dubrow, MD,Continue reading “New project to examine the associations between extreme precipitation, floods, or drought and childhood diarrhea in Low- and Middle-Income Countries”

3 Essential Questions: Climate Change and Health (YSPH News)

This is a news posted in Yale School of Public Health website, written by Michael Greenwood on September 29, 2021. Kai Chen, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, studies the relationship between climate change, air pollution and human health. He applies multidisciplinary approaches in climate and air pollution sciences, exposure assessmentContinue reading “3 Essential Questions: Climate Change and Health (YSPH News)”

Welcome Mitchell Manware back to CHEN Lab!

Check Mitchell’s biography here. Mitchell is a first year MPH student in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health.  He is interested in the intersection of climate change and human health, specifically the social, individual and environmental factors influencing climate change vulnerability among disadvantaged populations.  Mitchell’s prior experience consists ofContinue reading “Welcome Mitchell Manware back to CHEN Lab!”

CHEN Lab at ISEE 2021

ISEE 2021 is coming! CHEN Lab members are going to present their work in different sessions: Traditional Oral Session Predicting spatiotemporally-resolved air temperature over Sweden from satellite data using an ensemble model, Zhihao Jin, 19:00 – 20:30, 26 August, TRADITIONAL ORAL SESSION 34 Vulnerability factors driving differential patterns in the heat-related mortality between rural andContinue reading “CHEN Lab at ISEE 2021”

Welcome Evan de Schrijver to CHEN Lab!

Check Evan’s biography here. Evan is a visiting PhD candidate from University of Bern. Thus far, Evan’s work has aimed to understand the long term temperature-mortality trends and to identify drivers of temperature-related vulnerability factors. At Yale, Evan hopes to acquire the skillset to provide projections on climate change impacts.

Congrats to Lingzhi Chu for her first-authored paper on particulate matter air pollution and urinary system disease in Environmental Pollution!

Title: Short-term associations between particulate matter air pollution and hospital admissions through the emergency room for urinary system disease in Beijing, China: A time-series study Journal: Environmental Pollution Check the publication here.