NHBE

Nature, Health & Built Environment

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RESEARCH GROUP

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.

 

INSTITUTIONS

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NHBE CAMBRIDGE

NHBE Cambridge was established in 2018 and welcomes new members from all disciplines.

NHBE HARVARD-MIT

NHBE Harvard-MIT was established in 2020 and welcomes members from all disciplines.

NHBE OXFORD

NHBE Oxford was established in 2018 and welcomes new members from all disciplines.

NHBE STANFORD

NHBE Stanford is under development.  Register your interest for more information.

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NHBE YALE

NHBE Yale was established in 2018 and welcomes new members from all disciplines.

NHBE AFFILIATE

NHBE Affiliate status is open to all.  Join and receive all of our public content.

 

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Harvard-MIT Intro & Networking
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An opportunity for new members to learn about NHBE from the Founder/Director and Institutional Leads from Cambridge, Oxford and Yale, and to network across disciplines and Harvard and MIT.
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Mapping Resources at Harvard-MIT
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Lunchtime discussion for members from different disciplines across Harvard and MIT to map out the resources that might be of use to each other (e.g. people, expertise, groups, initiatives, facilities).
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Global Leadership Team Call
Thu, Sep 10
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Sep 10, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT+1
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Every four weeks the Director and Institutional Leads come together to coordinate activity across the group. Whilst this meeting is primarily for the Global Leadership Team, other members are welcome to attend.
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Global Leadership Team Call
Thu, Aug 13
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Aug 13, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT+1
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Every four weeks the Director and Institutional Leads come together to coordinate activity across the group. Whilst this meeting is primarily for the Global Leadership Team, other members are welcome to attend.
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Global Leadership Team Call
Thu, Jul 16
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Jul 16, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT+1
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Every four weeks the Director and Institutional Leads come together to coordinate activity across the group. Whilst this meeting is primarily for the Global Leadership Team, other members are welcome to attend.
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Global Leadership Team Call
Thu, Jun 18
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Jun 18, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT+1
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Every four weeks the Director and Institutional Leads come together to coordinate activity across the group. Whilst this meeting is primarily for the Global Leadership Team, other members are welcome to attend.
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Global Leadership Team Call
Thu, May 21
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May 21, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT+1
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Every four weeks the Director and Institutional Leads come together to coordinate activity across the group. Whilst this meeting is primarily for the Global Leadership Team, other members are welcome to attend.
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Global Leadership Team Call
Thu, Apr 23
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Apr 23, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT+1
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Every four weeks the Director and Institutional Leads come together to coordinate activity across the group. Whilst this meeting is primarily for the Global Leadership Team, other members are welcome to attend.
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Global Leadership Team Call
Thu, Mar 26
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Mar 26, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT
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Every four weeks the Director and Institutional Leads come together to coordinate activity across the group. Whilst this meeting is primarily for the Global Leadership Team, other members are welcome to attend.
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LEADERSHIP TEAM

 JON WOOD

Founder
Director, NHBE
Institutional Lead, NHBE Harvard-MIT

SABRINA LI

Founding Member
Institutional Lead, NHBE Oxford

MICHAEL COLLINS

Institutional Lead, NHBE Cambridge

GIOIA CONNELL

Institutional Lead, NHBE Yale

 

PAST ACTIVITIES

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.

CAMBRIDGE LUNCH

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'.

 

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