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Paula Nurius and Anjum Hajat Explore Psychosocial Stressors, Air Pollution, and Cardiovascular Disease

Posted: 3/13/2018 (CSDE Research)

Affiliate Paula Nurius, Professor at the School of Social Work, affiliate Anjum Hajat, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, and a colleague recently published an article in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health that assesses the relationship between psychosocial stressors, air pollution, and cardiovascular disease. Using Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data from Washington, the authors measured adverse child experiences at the individual and neighborhood level, along with exposure to three air pollutants. Their findings indicate modest association between air pollution and neighborhood-level stressors, and that adverse childhood experiences may affect health by way of selection into disadvantaged neighborhoods. The full article is accessible below.


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