Analytical and Facilities Core

EPA Grant Number: R827353C016
Subproject: this is subproject number 016 , 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: Analytical and Facilities Core
Investigators: Godleski, John J. , Demokritou, Philip , Koutrakis, Petros , Wolfson, Jack M.
Institution: 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: Air Quality and Air Toxics , Particulate Matter , Air

Objective:

The Analytical and Facilities Core of the particulate matter (PM) Center supported the development of a wide variety of technologies useful for Center Projects and also useful for other studies of particle health effects, all of which have resulted in peer-reviewed publications or manuscripts currently are in preparation. Two especially important technologies to be developed are the multi-pollutant sampler and the ultrafine particle concentrator.

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, dosimetry, 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