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Tee Guidotti Chair Dept. of Environmental & Occupational Health eohtlg@gwumc.edu 202-994-1734. Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health SPHHS, GWUMC. Opportunities for Collaborative Research. Themes. Occupational health and safety Risk science Child health and the environment

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dept of environmental and occupational health sphhs gwumc

Dept. of Environmental and Occupational HealthSPHHS, GWUMC

Opportunities for

Collaborative Research

themes
Themes
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Risk science
  • Child health and the environment
  • Ecosystem and human health
  • Evaluation of scientific evidence
  • Homeland security
occupational health and safety with division of om t
Occupational Health and Safetywith Division of OM&T
  • GW has been a national leader in studying workplace injuries and their prevention
  • Strengths also in
    • toxicology (esp. silica, hydrogen sulfide)
    • occ/env epidemiology (esp. injuries, silica, firefighters’s issues)
    • workers’ compensation policy studies
    • clinical occupational medicine
    • oil and gas industry
environmental health risk science with crsph
Environmental Health, Risk Sciencewith CRSPH
  • Integrated approach, not by media quality
  • Track record
    • specialized, “niche” risk assessment: microbial
    • mental modeling and cognitive methods
    • drinking water quality
  • Strengths in
    • quantitative risk assessment
    • risk perception studies
    • “risk anticipation” (emerging)
child health environment with macche
Child Health & Environment with MACCHE
  • Pediatric EH Specialty Unit for Region 3:
    • one of 10 in US, supported by EPA
    • emphasis on chemical hazards, e.g. lead
    • education, outreach, referral, consultation
    • services to parents, professionals
  • Platform for research (under development)
    • asthma
    • neurobehavioral development (lead?)
ecosystem and human health photobiology group
Ecosystem and Human Health(Photobiology Group)
  • Unifying idea: health implications of ecological disturbances
  • Historical:
    • climate change
    • urban ecosystems and sustainability
  • Current:
    • UV, photobiology, photoimmunology (inc. melanoma)
    • stratospheric ozone depletion
evaluation of scientific evidence lead skpp
Evaluation of Scientific Evidence(Lead: SKPP)
  • Scientific Knowledge and Public Policy
    • big impact, high visibility!
  • Evidence-based medical dispute resolution
    • law, adjudication, workers’ comp
    • Hirsh Health Law and Policy Program
    • Science on the Witness Stand, 2001
homeland security with local counties hsc iet dhs
Homeland Security(with local Counties, HSC, IET DHS)
  • Includes:
    • bioterrorism and other CBRNE issues
    • community-level emergency mgmt
    • critical infrastructure, workforce protection
    • training and services
  • Research:
    • community survey in Arlington Co.
    • policy studies on terrorism, crit infrastructure
new direction for eoh
New Direction for EOH?
  • Coalescing around Risk Science
  • Emphasizing strength in policy, regulation
  • Still science-based
  • Consistent with SPHHS, GWUMC vision/mission statements

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Policy & Reg

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