Environmental and Occupational Health

Smoke coming out of factory pipes, polluting their air.

Studies explore environmental exposures in relation to morbidity and mortality, looking at both individuals who are occupationally exposed and others in the general population.

  • Health Impact of Air Pollution Exposure during Pregnancy, A Pilot Project
    This study will explore the relationship between exposure levels to air pollution and pregnancy outcomes.
  • Mechanisms and Outcomes of MMAsIII Induced Alterations in Histone Acetylation
    This study will examine the molecular mechanisms of arsenic carcinogenesis to facilitate the development of novel strategies to prevent, diagnose or treat arsenic associated diseases, including cancer.
  • Metabolomics Profiling of Biological Responses to Changes in Air Pollution Levels
    This project will evaluate metabolic changes in response to air pollution exposure and provide insight on potential mechanisms through which air pollution may increase the risk of various diseases.
  • Organophosphorus Pesticides and Adolescent Brain Vulnerability
    The goal of this study is to examine the dose-related response of the adolescent brain to organophosphorus pesticides (OP) pesticides, to determine if repeated exposures produce a progressive deficit and to determine if this deficit is reversible.
  • Stressors and Cardio-Metabolic Disease in Police: A 12-year Longitudinal Study
    As a follow-up to the 2003-2009 Buffalo Cardio-Metabolic Occupational Police Stress Study, this project will examine how job stress affects police officers over time and detail specific causes of stress.
  • The Tonawanda Health Study: Health Effects and Coke Oven Emissions from Tonawanda Coke
    This project will conduct a prospective cohort study and a retrospective occupational cohort study in response to an airborne environmental contamination affecting several communities.