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Our Members' Research

Our Members' Research

At the EHSC we proudly showcase the pioneering research efforts of our esteemed faculty members and researchers who are dedicated to advancing our understanding of critical environmental health issues. In an era marked by unprecedented challenges, our community has risen to the occasion, conducting groundbreaking investigations into two of the most pressing concerns of our time: wildfires and COVID-19.

As the frequency and intensity of wildfires continue to escalate, understanding their ecological, health, and societal impacts is paramount. Our researchers have embarked on a journey to unravel the complexities of wildfires, from their origins and environmental consequences to the long-term health effects on affected populations. 

Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the intricate interplay between human health and the environment. Our members have been at the forefront of this global crisis, conducting vital research.

We invite you to explore further the diverse research conducted by our members as they work tirelessly to safeguard our planet and protect the well-being of all its inhabitants. Through their dedication, UC Davis continues to be a beacon of knowledge, innovation, and progress in the field of Environmental Health Sciences.

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Wildfire Research

Researchers at the Environmental Health Sciences Center are working with California communities to study the physical and emotional impacts wildfires on survivors. Learn more about the ongoing research study WHAT-Now-CA and a past study, B-SAFE.

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COVID-19 Research

Scientists from the EHSC conducted research from domestic and healthcare workers to learn about the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak in these industries.

Community-Engaged Research

Research in the environmental sciences field is constantly evolving, but the one thing that stays consistent is the importance of community-engaged research. At the EHSC, the Community Engagement Core works tirelessly to develop partnerships between environmental health researchers and the communities where they work. 

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