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Research WorkGroup Save the Date: April 26 7pm ET Climate Change, Air Pollution, and Our Health

Title: Climate Change, Air Pollution, and Our Health

Our speaker: Dr. Vijay Limaye

Thursday, April 26 at 7 pm ET.

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Dr. Vijay Limaye is an environmental health scientist working as a Climate Change and Health Science Fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council in New York City. He is broadly interested in quantifying, communicating, and mitigating the health risks associated with climate change, with a focus on the public health burden of global air pollution and extreme heat events. Prior to his role at NRDC, Vijay worked for three years as a scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regional offices in San Francisco and Chicago, focusing on issues such as Clean Air Act regulatory implementation, risk communication, citizen science, and air-quality monitoring policy. Vijay holds a B.A. from the University of California-Berkeley and a Ph.D. in environmental epidemiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For his dissertation, Vijay has conducted interdisciplinary research quantifying the health impacts of climate change–triggered air pollution and heat waves for populations in the United States and India.

2. Research Priorities: We’ll continue discussion on our consensus to adopt Eckardt et al.’s 2017 CANS Science Committee’s 4 nursing science priorities of (a) precision science, (b) big data and data analytics, (c) determinants of health, and (d) global health should be adopted and modified to address the collective gaps and strengths identified in Polivka and Chaudry (2018) scoping review of environmental health nursing research.

3. WORKSHOPS and SYMPOSIA. We completed our workshop in Atlanta on March 21 (SNRS Workshop 3) and are crafting a publication from this work.

4. CONGRATULATIONS to our group members with recent publications (below). The complete collection can be viewed at this link. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you’ve published recently and it wasn’t included so we can celebrate together.

PubMed Results
Items 1 – 7 of 7

1. Nurses play essential roles in reducing health problems due to climate change.

Leffers J, Butterfield P.
Nurs Outlook. 2018 Feb 27. pii: S0029-6554(18)30099-X. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2018.02.008. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
PMID: 29599047 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] Similar articles

2. The Great London Smog of 1952.

Polivka BJ.
Am J Nurs. 2018 Apr;118(4):57-61. doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000532078.72372.c3.
PMID: 29596258 [PubMed – in process] Similar articles

3. A Uniform Chart of Accounts for Public Health Agencies: An “Essential Ingredient” for a Strong Public Health System.

Bekemeier B, Singh SR, Schoemann AW.
J Public Health Manag Pract. 2018 May/Jun;24(3):289-291. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000793. No abstract available.
PMID: 29595588 [PubMed – in process] Similar articles

4. Integrating Climate Change Into Nursing Curricula.

McDermott-Levy R, Jackman-Murphy KP, Leffers JM, Jordan L.
Nurse Educ. 2018 Mar 28. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000525. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29595567 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] Similar articles

5. Revising a conceptual model of partnership and sustainability in global health.

Upvall MJ, Leffers JM.
Public Health Nurs. 2018 Mar 15. doi: 10.1111/phn.12396. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29542184 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] Similar articles

6. Improving Care of Inner-City Children with Poorly Controlled Asthma: What Mothers Want You to Know.

Bellin MH, Newsome A, Lewis-Land C, Kub J, Mudd SS, Margolis R, Butz AM.
J Pediatr Health Care. 2018 Mar 12. pii: S0891-5245(17)30567-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2017.12.009. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29540280 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] Similar articles

7. A National Survey Examining Manuscript Dissertation Formats Among Nursing PhD Programs in the United States.

Graves JM, Postma J, Katz JR, Kehoe L, Swalling E, Barbosa-Leiker C.
J Nurs Scholarsh. 2018 Mar 8. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12374. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29517152 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] Similar articles