Topical Tag: Public Health

The Magazine

L.A.’s dry air is a seldom-discussed threat to public health

You’d be wrong. I moved to L.A. from New Orleans in August. There are plenty of differences between the two places, from food to politics. And people in New Orleans have a special glow about them. Some might suggest it’s their legendary zest for life, but it probably has more to do with the humidity—they...

Events

Special Event

99% Preservation and 1% Densification

A Case for Urban Density along the Wilshire Corridor

6.27.2018

The plan accommodates the city’s anticipated population increase—1.5 million people by 2050—by densifying less than one percent of its land. Comparing Wilshire Boulevard to major streets in other global metropolises, including Barcelona’s Avenida Diagonal and New York’s Broadway, they model real-world responses to growth and transformation that offer more sustainable strategies for Los Angeles. Moderated...



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Drilling the City

Join STAND - L.A. and UCLA IoES as we confront the issue of urban oil drilling in Los Angeles.

11.12.2016

More than 580,000 people live within a quarter mile of these sites, which bring toxic chemicals and air pollution—posing serious health threats to families, schools and communities. Please join UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and STAND – L.A. for a day of science, empowerment and environmental justice. We’ll explore urban drilling, its public...

People

Asma Mahdi

Guest writer & communications manager for Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge

Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge

Atmospheric scientist Pablo Saide.

Pablo Saide

Assistant Professor

Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

Teniope Adewumi-Gunn

Doctoral student

Environmental Health Sciences

Nadia Ho

LiS Student Representative & M.P.H./M.U.R.P. Candidate

Luskin School of Public Affairs and Fielding School of Public Health

Projects

Evaluating Sustainable Cleaning Products Purchased by UCLA Facilities Management

The 2018 SAR Sustainable Purchasing team will evaluate new green cleaning products to replace the cleaning products currently used by UCLA Facilities Management. We will research the effectiveness and safety of these products by researching online databases and conducting our own tests. From those results, we will analyze which green products are most sustainable, safe, and cost-effective, and recommend...

Implementing Sustainable Supply Chain Initiatives Within UCLA Health

UCLA Health has committed long-term to providing high-quality health care while protecting the health of the environment as well. A few of its current sustainability goals include diverting 50% of total waste by 2020, achieving a carbon-neutral system by 2025, and attaining LEED Silver certification for all new buildings. To help further UCLA Health’s sustainability...

Taking on health equity in Inglewood

Team: Kayla Asemanfar, Carlos Enriquez, Susannah Kiteck, Laura Martinez Villatoro, Brenda Sanchez Morra, Bryant Villegas Advisor: Moana McClellan Client: Social Justice Learning Institute

Publications

Pilot-testing of electrolysis for bromide removal from drinking water

Kimbrough, David Eugene, Lina Boulos, Sirikarn Surawanvijit, Adam Zacheis, Yoram Cohen

Published Work | 2016 | American Water Works Association


Cities as Novel Biomes: Recognizing Urban Ecosystem Services as Anthropogenic

Pincetl S.

Published Work | 2015 | Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution


Health and the Built Environment

R. Jackson

Report Card | 2011

In the News

Headline

9.14.2018

LA Surfers Are Covered In Germs And Scientists Are Stoked To Study Them

UCLA scientists are studying two strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria at 17 beaches along the California coast. However, "you can't do an experiment where you purposely put [regular] people into an environment with antibiotic-resistant bacteria," said Dr. Jennifer Jay, a professor of civil and environmental engineering and the project's lead researcher. This makes surfers the perfect subjects to test for the bacteria strains. The experiment will be testing 40 surfers and 40 non-surfers to examine the movement and impact on germs.


Headline

8.31.2018

Enormous wildfires spark scramble to improve fire models

With countries across the globe in flames, scientists realize their knowledge on fires is becoming outdated and new studies are necessary. One study conducted by University of California campuses focuses on the future of fires, ecosystems, and climate in California. This should allow scientists to analyse how more extreme and variable weather will affect wildfires and how ecosystems will respond to them, says Alex Hall, a climate scientist at UCLA and the project’s principle investigator.


Headline

8.20.2018

Surprising Link Discovered Between Bottom Feeders and Blood Suckers

UCLA research scientist and lead author on the new study, Gary Bucciarelli, found that the invasive crayfish in the Santa Monica Mountains streams is linked to growing mosquito population. They disrupt the ecosystem, scare off mosquito larvae predator, dragonflies, and put people at higher risk of disease.

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