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Pittsburgh Center for Healthy Environments and Equity Research

Barchowsky, Aaron and Bilec, Melissa and Mendez, Dara and Elliott, Emily and Bain, Daniel and Haig, Sarah and Fabisiak, James and Brink, LuAnn and Hochheiser, Harry and Ng, Carla and Buchanich, Jeanine (2022) Pittsburgh Center for Healthy Environments and Equity Research. In: Pitt Momentum Fund 2022.

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The Center for Healthy Environments and Equity Research (CHEER) is a multidisciplinary, intersectional and community-based environmental health research program focused on identifying and addressing environmental health disparities (EHD) – which have a major impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. CHEER is rallying around a core of forward-thinking and passionate faculty, students and community partners to create research that addresses extensive EHD found across our region, the nation, and beyond. CHEER will take a life course perspective by focusing on areas with the greatest health inequities and use an "exposome" approach to investigate the social and environmental determinants of EHD. Exposomes, cumulative environmental health exposures and social stressors over a lifetime, require large sets of environmental and population data to understand and tackle. CHEER will use Momentum Funds to develop and implement new technologies to capture this data and build capacity in regional population health studies by quantifying environmental stressors that disproportionally affect underserved communities. Using innovative bioinformatic approaches, the large data set will be overlaid onto environmental and health data sets collected by CHEER investigators and community partners to identify and understand the source of health inequities. Ultimately, CHEER will create tools and science-based findings for community partners to inspire policies and interventions for more resilient, sustainable and healthy communities.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Barchowsky, AaronAAB20@pitt.edu0000-0003-1268-8159
Bilec, Melissambilec@pitt.edu0000-0002-6101-6263
Mendez, Daraddm11@pitt.edu0000-0003-3999-1991
Elliott, Emilyeelliott@pitt.edu0000-0002-9653-1513
Bain, Danieldbain@pitt.edu0000-0003-1979-7016
Haig, SarahSJHAIG@pitt.edu0000-0002-0004-8894
Fabisiak, Jamesfabs@pitt.edu0000-0003-0283-8985
Brink, LuAnnlbrink@achd.net0000-0002-1651-1433
Hochheiser, Harryharryh@pitt.edu0000-0001-8793-9982
Buchanich, Jeaninejeanine@pitt.edu0000-0003-4658-3654
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Office of Sponsored Research > Pitt Momentum Fund
Date: 2022
Event Title: Pitt Momentum Fund 2022
Event Type: Other
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.18117/xe08-nw19
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Geology and Environmental Science
School of Medicine > Biomedical Informatics
School of Public Health > Biostatistics
School of Public Health > Environmental and Occupational Health
School of Public Health > Epidemiology
Swanson School of Engineering > Civil and Environmental Engineering
Refereed: No
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scaling Grants
Other ID: 5087
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2022 19:56
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2023 20:17


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