The BREATHE Center supports many activities that complement and enhance the overall scientific and community impact goals of the Center. For example, the Center has fostered the career development of the next generation of investigators in environmental health sciences and health disparities.
Kirsten Koehler, Ph.D provides tips on how to fly safely during the COVID-19 pandemic in an Elite Daily article.
Pulse oximeters have been very popular to use for COVID-19 patients because they're a painless way to measure blood oxygen levels, however, Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos explains how they may give inaccurate readings to people of color due to darker skin pigment absorbing more light than lighter skin pigment.
Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos advises individuals to try to quit smoking and/or vaping now as it could make their lungs more susceptible to COVID-19, with more severe symptoms. Dr. Galiatsatos also reported in an INSIDER interview, that individuals who smoke marijuana regularly are more likely to experience severe COVID-19 symptoms due to lung cell death caused by inhaled marijuana smoke.
Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos discusses the possible long-term consequences for athletes who contract COVID-19 in this New York Times article
On Oct. 2 2020, President Trump confirmed he had COVID-19. While in the hospital President Trump received a cocktail of drugs, including some experimental. Bioethicists worry about the consequences of allowing the powerful and wealthy to recieve experimental treatment when thousands are still dying from the infection.
CBS News follows Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos as he teams up with members of the Baltimore community to address racial and ethical health disparities related to COVID-19 in the community.
Kirsten Koehler, Ph.D is currently working on a project to improve our understanding of the benefits of cool roofs that could be deployed in cities globally to mitigate the impacts of climate change and improve health equity
In an ABC News Report Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos addresses his concern over Californian wildfires and how the smoke produced can increase the severity of COVID-19.
Dr. Emily Brigham, who is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHU SOM), explained to the New York Times that is is possible that different fats can affect childhood asthma symptoms differently. For example, in her study, Dr. Brigham found that while omega-3 fatty acids in foods may reduce symptoms of childhood asthma, omega-6 fats may actually aggravate them
Dr. Ana Rule, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health share her research into the health effects of vaping NPR. The CDC has identified vitamin E acetate as a chemical of concern among people with e-cigarette or vaping-related acute lung injuries, but Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos believes there are several more toxins in vaping products, espically those containg THC, that are yet to be identified that are disrupting not only a person's lung cell but also their immune cells.
Even for people who rarely smoke rarely, studies say that incremental lung and heart damage can escalate over time. Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos explains that even people who only smoke 1 or 2 cigarettes at social occasions aren't immune to the health dangers of smoking, particularly when it comes to lung and cardiovascular health.
In a Pulmonary Advisor article, Dr. Meredith McCormack explains why shared decision-making between providers and patients can improve disease control, lung function, treatment adherence, and quality of life
Dr. Meredith McCormack shares with Smart Cities Drive that living next to major highways can increase an individual's chance for developing asthma.
Dr. Meredith McCormack provides insight in a HealthDay article on how wildfire pollution can affect the health of children's respiratory systems even into adulthood.
A Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health study found a relationship between levels of the synthetic chemical BPA (Bisphenol A) in urine and asthma symptoms in children from low-income neighborhoods in Baltimore
In a Washington Post article, Dr. Elizabeth Matsui and Dr. Meredith McCormack comment on how allergens found at school can be affecting children with asthma.
A new study out of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine finds vitamin D may be protective among obese children with asthma living in urban environments with high indoor air pollution.
Exposure to wood smoke and other pollutants in the ozone found in most urban and some rural communities can play a role in an individual's health. News Medical goes over two studies led by Johns Hopkins University researchers that describe the impact of pollution on lung disease, particularly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), in the U.S.
Dr. Nadia Hansel recently contributed to a new study conducted at the McGill University in determining a relationship between internal lung anatomy and increased risk of developing COPD
Dr. Nadia Hansel participated in a UCSF led, multisite study looking to see if the current diagnostic criteria for COPD were accurate or not.
Dr. Meredith McCormack highlights key findings in the American Lung Association's 21st annual State of the Air report and suggests how the information can help guide your conversations with patients—especially with those who are at high risk .