Nicholas Kenyon

Waking Up to Wildfires


We were nominated for an Emmy!

"Waking Up to Wildfires" received an Emmy nomination in the health, science and environment category. Our competition was formidable and we lost to a Robert Redford narrated documentary produced by the Mill Valley Film Group. Needless to say, it was an honor to be among such a talented group.

The cores

Like other centers sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the research we do at the UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center (EHSC) can be broken up into three key areas or "cores." Contact any one of the co-directors below for more information.

Ongoing research on wildfires in California

We know what natural wildfire smoke is composed of, but we have no idea what will be in urban wildfire smoke. We expect it to be very different.” Keith Bein, UC Davis Air Quality Research Center


Researchers at the UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center (EHSC) are working with communities across California to study the physical and emotional impacts wildfires have had on survivors over the past several years. Research is ongoing and will incorporate new wildfires as they erupt.