John Balmes

John R. Balmes

Title
Professor
Department
School of Public Health
Phone
(510) 643-4702
Research Expertise and Interest
health effects of air pollution, exposure to pesticides, arsenic in drinking water, air pollution and psychosocial stress
Research Description

John Balmes is a professor in the School of Public Health, UC Berkeley.  His research foci on:

  • Effects of exposure to outdoor air pollution on respiratory and cardiovascular health, immune and glucose dysregulation, and obesity in children and adults
  • Effects of exposure to household air pollution (from combustion of biomass fuels for domestic cooking) on respiratory and cardiovascular health in children and adults
  • Effects of early-life exposure to pesticides on respiratory health later in the life course
  • Effects of arsenic in drinking water on respiratory health
  • Interactive health effects of exposures to air pollution and psychosocial stress

In the News

May 22, 2019

Historically redlined communities face higher asthma rates

The long-term effects of redlining, which for decades was used to justify discriminatory mortgage lending practices, may be impacting the current health of affected communities, suggests new research from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, San Francisco.

In the News

May 22, 2019

Historically redlined communities face higher asthma rates

The long-term effects of redlining, which for decades was used to justify discriminatory mortgage lending practices, may be impacting the current health of affected communities, suggests new research from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, San Francisco.
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