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Photo of a man wearing a protective suit sanitizing the stairway of a public housing building to prevent the spreading of the coronavirus, in the neighborhood of Spinaceto, on the outskirts of Rome, Monday, March 30, 2020.

(Mauro Scrobogna/LaPresse via AP)

Journal Article - Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology

Another Invisible Enemy Indoors: COVID-19, Human Health, the Home, and United States Indoor Air Policy

| July 08, 2020

After the emergence of the respiratory virus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), many exposure and environmental health scientists promptly recognized the potentially catastrophic public health ramifications of concurrent infectious and air pollution-mediated disease. Nevertheless, much of this attention has been focused on outdoor interactions. Each year, 3.8 million people worldwide prematurely die from illnesses attributable to indoor air. Hence, poor household indoor air quality is a long-standing public health issue with even greater relevance now that many individuals are spending more time at home.

Analysis & Opinions - Medium

Male Fertility in Vietnam Veterans: The Effect of Environmental Toxins

| July 01, 2020

Jamaji C. Nwanaji-Enwerem's team demonstrated that the presence of dioxins is associated with the increased methylation aging of sperm. Methylation aging — or epigenetic clocking — has been shown to be a strong predictor of numerous diseases, mortality, and even offspring health. By discovering this link, Dr. Nwanaji-Enwerem helps to further quantify the negative impact of environmental toxins on sperm health.

Photo of Metropolitan Washington D.C. police officers arresting a young woman demonstrator as she cries after they gathered to protest the death of George Floyd, Monday, June 1, 2020, near the White House in Washington.

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Analysis & Opinions - Stat

Police Brutality is Our Lane, too, Doctors Say

| June 05, 2020

As part of the shrinking 2% of physicians who are Black men, it falls on us — and on the 3% who are Black women — to speak up when our brothers are slaughtered in the streets. The emotional burden of existing in spaces that were not intended for us does not seem to be enough. No time to process or deal, we must serve as the voices for our people, paying the well-known minority tax.

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Jamaji C. Nwanaji-Enwerem: Relating Healthcare Practices to Public Policy

| Spring 2020

In middle school, Jamaji Nwanaji-Enwerem knew he wanted a career in medicine. He had a deep love for science, and even then wanted to find ways to combine science and human health. Family ties took him to Nigeria, where he saw severe healthcare disparities that had a lasting impact on him. He wants to see a world where people receive the healthcare they need, not just what they can afford.