Nature, Health & Built Environment
NHBE is an international interdisciplinary research group for early-career researchers exploring issues at the nexus of nature, health and built environment. The group consists of graduate and postdoctorate researchers from Cambridge, Harvard, MIT, Oxford, Stanford and Yale and is open to all disciplines. This includes ecologists, geographers, architects, engineers, medics, psychologists and those in public health. The group hosts lectures, seminars, networking events and socials. To get involved, please contact your institution's group and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Google Calendar.
PLANETARY HEALTH SEMINARS
NHBE Cambridge & Oxford | Nov 2019
Dr Renzo Guinto from Harvard visited Cambridge and Oxford to present 'Advancing human health in the era of climate change and planetary health: lessons and experiences from the Philippines'. You can watch his talk here.
A Filipino physician working at the nexus of global health and sustainable development, Dr Guinto is the Chief Planetary Doctor of PH Lab – a ‘glo-cal think-and-do tank’ for advancing the health of both people and the planet.
VISITING SCHOLAR FROM HARVARD
NHBE Cambridge | Sep 2019
Dr Hari Iyer was invited to visit Cambridge to network with members of the Behaviour and Building Performance Group and MRC Epidemiology Unit, and strengthen NHBE's Cambridge-Harvard connections.
Hari's research aims to bring a geographic lens to cancer prevention and early detection. He studies the built environment and prostate cancer, geographic access to cancer services, and racial and socioeconomic disparities in prostate cancer outcomes.
NHBE Cambridge | 15 Mar 2019
Our first Cambridge lunch was hosted at Pembroke College and offered an opportunity for informal discussion and networking with others interested in the intersection of nature, health and built environment.
BUILDING HEALTHIER CITIES:
REDUCING AIR POLLUTION
NHBE Oxford | 26 Feb 2019
Our panel of experts discussed their work on monitoring the effects of air pollution across the world, quantifying the impact to public health and discussing mitigation strategies.
OXFORD SOCIAL MIXER
NHBE Oxford | 25 Jan 2019
Our first social mixer of Hilary brought together graduate researchers interested in interdisciplinary research to share ideas and learn how to get involved with NHBE.
TACKLING INEQUALITIES IN AN URBAN WORLD
NHBE Oxford | 12 Nov 2018
Panel discussion on environmental risks and urban health inequalities from a range of perspectives. Why do inequalities emerge and persist? What are the predicted trends in inequality and environmental health risks?
THE IMPACT OF ENVIRONMENT ON HEALTH
NHBE Cambridge | 26 Oct 2018
A series of short presentations by a computer scientist, artist and health practitioner. Topics included 'Good City Life', 'Active Bodies Difficult Object' and 'Your Role for the Global Health'.