Dr. Shahir Masri, Assistant Specialist, working for Dr. Jun Wu, is an air pollution scientist who earned his Doctor of Science and Master of Science degree in environmental health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. On August 1st, Shahir will be doing an ‘On the Road For Climate Action [PDF]’ tour to promote green energy, and identify effective strategies of climate communication.
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UCI Public Health professor Veronica Vieira to Co-Chair the Joint Annual Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISES-ISEE 2018). ISES-ISEE 2018 will be held August 26-30, 2018, in Ottawa, Canada, bringing together scientific experts and practitioners from academia, government, industry, and non-governmental organizations dedicated to the protection of health and the environment. The meeting theme will be 'Addressing Complex Local and Global Issues in Environmental Exposure and Health.'
In counties with high levels of immigrant policing, Latinas/os are more skeptical of government than non-Latinas/os, and this has spillover effects for public health, says Alana LeBrón, assistant professor of Chicano/Latino studies and public health at UCI. In a study published online with Public Administration Review, she and coauthors found a decline in overall trust in the government as a source of health information for Latinas/os who live in counties with high levels of immigrant policing, based on measures reported by the Secure Communities program which enhances collaborations and information sharing between local law and federal immigration enforcement agencies.