A UC Davis Health Team of Scientists Pilots an Integrated Approach to Study Health Effects of Wildfires

The climate crisis continues to escalate, leading to extreme weather events, such as wildfires, further exacerbating socioeconomic and health disparities. Given projections of worsening climate conditions, there is a critical need for large-scale, multidisciplinary research that can fully address health impacts of climate change. 

Dr. Hertz-Picciotto is leading a team of faculty members across UC Davis that received a UCDH School Of Medicine Cultivating Team Science Award to develop a research program focusing on the effects of climate change on health.

Wildfire resources

Wildfire Resources by Angelina Angelo

1 in 6 Americans live in areas of high wildfire risk. It's not a question of if you will experience a wildfire. It is a question of when. To prepare for a wildfire, you can: (a) learn about alternative evacuation routes in case the usual routes are compromised; (b) fireproof your home; (c) develop an emergency plan.

Reading between the lines with Hong Ji, PhD

The 2019-2020 Environmental Health Sciences Scholar knows fate plays best when it’s in your own hands

By Jennifer Biddle

From all outward appearances, some might describe Hong Ji’s career in epigenetics as pre-destiny. Her life seemed to follow a prescription: Brilliant microbiology student matriculating from top universities to pursue an ever-promising research career, all with the hope of illuminating the dark mysteries of some impossible-to-cure disease.