Research Coordination Core

EPA Grant Number: R827353C015
Subproject: this is subproject number 015 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R827353
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: EPA Harvard Center for Ambient Particle Health Effects
Center Director: Koutrakis, Petros
Title: Research Coordination Core
Investigators: Dockery, Douglas W. , Koutrakis, Petros , Speizer, Frank E.
Institution: Harvard University
Current Institution: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health , Harvard University
EPA Project Officer: Chung, Serena
Project Period: June 1, 1999 through May 31, 2005 (Extended to May 31, 2006)
RFA: Airborne Particulate Matter (PM) Centers (1999) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Particulate Matter , Air Quality and Air Toxics , Air

Objective:

The Research Coordination Core was responsible for defining, coordinating, and integrating all research conducted as part of the Center and was led by Dr. Dockery. A key aspect of the Center was its intention to have an ongoing and continual evaluation of research needs and priorities. To achieve this goal, the Center included a rigorous and multi-phased research coordination and evaluation process, which was developed based on our experience from over twenty years of multi-disciplinary collaborations in air pollution health effects. This coordination and evaluation process drew upon experts from a wide range of disciplines at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Medical School, as well as experts from outside agencies, universities, and other organizations that provided focused and timely responses to current and evolving questions about airborne particulate matter (PM). Specifically, experts from six internal and external groups contributed to the research coordination and evaluation process and determined the direction and coordination of PM research that was conducted at the Center. These groups included: the National Research Council (NRC), the External Science Advisory Committee, the consortium of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Airborne Particulate Matter Centers, the Working Group on PM Exposures and Health Effects, the Working Group on Research Strategy Evaluation, and the Steering Committee at the center at Harvard. Their contributions to the research coordination and evaluation process are described below.

Publications and Presentations:

Publications have been submitted on this subproject: View all 10 publications for this subprojectView all 200 publications for this center

Journal Articles:

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Supplemental Keywords:

RFA, Scientific Discipline, Health, PHYSICAL ASPECTS, Air, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, HUMAN HEALTH, Toxicology, particulate matter, Air Pollution Monitoring, Environmental Chemistry, air toxics, Epidemiology, Air Pollution Effects, Environmental Microbiology, Risk Assessments, Susceptibility/Sensitive Population/Genetic Susceptibility, Health Effects, Physical Processes, Environmental Monitoring, Atmospheric Sciences, indoor air, Children's Health, genetic susceptability, Biology, Risk Assessment, particulates, microbiology, ambient air quality, chemical exposure, interindividual variability, molecular epidemiology, sensitive populations, monitoring, cardiopulmonary responses, human health effects, ambient air monitoring, indoor exposure, health risks, air pollutants, exposure and effects, PM 2.5, ambient air, biological response, ambient measurement methods, pulmonary disease, developmental effects, respiratory disease, exposure, lead, children, Human Health Risk Assessment, air pollution, particle exposure, biological mechanism , ambient monitoring, inhalation, pulmonary, assessment of exposure, susceptibility, particulate exposure, cardiopulmonary response, ambient particle health effects, human exposure, environmental health hazard, inhalation toxicology, human susceptibility, indoor air quality, inhaled particles, cardiopulmonary, air quality, respiratory, cardiovascular disease, genetic susceptibility, human health risk

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • Final Report

  • Main Center Abstract and Reports:

    R827353    EPA Harvard Center for Ambient Particle Health Effects

    Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    R827353C001 Assessing Human Exposures to Particulate and Gaseous Air Pollutants
    R827353C002 Quantifying Exposure Error and its Effect on Epidemiological Studies
    R827353C003 St. Louis Bus, Steubenville and Atlanta Studies
    R827353C004 Examining Conditions That Predispose Towards Acute Adverse Effects of Particulate Exposures
    R827353C005 Assessing Life-Shortening Associated with Exposure to Particulate Matter
    R827353C006 Investigating Chronic Effects of Exposure to Particulate Matter
    R827353C007 Determining the Effects of Particle Characteristics on Respiratory Health of Children
    R827353C008 Differentiating the Roles of Particle Size, Particle Composition, and Gaseous Co-Pollutants on Cardiac Ischemia
    R827353C009 Assessing Deposition of Ambient Particles in the Lung
    R827353C010 Relating Changes in Blood Viscosity, Other Clotting Parameters, Heart Rate, and Heart Rate Variability to Particulate and Criteria Gas Exposures
    R827353C011 Studies of Oxidant Mechanisms
    R827353C012 Modeling Relationships Between Mobile Source Particle Emissions and Population Exposures
    R827353C013 Toxicological Evaluation of Realistic Emissions of Source Aerosols (TERESA) Study
    R827353C014 Identifying the Physical and Chemical Properties of Particulate Matter Responsible for the Observed Adverse Health Effects
    R827353C015 Research Coordination Core
    R827353C016 Analytical and Facilities Core
    R827353C017 Technology Development and Transfer Core