Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH)
Principal Investigator: Dr. Donald Milton
The laboratory supports studies of airborne infection transmission, influenza epidemiology, bioaerosol exposure in asthma, and non-invasive monitoring of exhaled biomarkers. Capabilities of the lab include culturing viruses, RTqPCR, analysis of exhaled breath particles, bioaerosol sampling, and immunoassay.
The laboratory supports research in quantifying individual level exposures to air pollutants including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and particulate matter (PM). Ongoing laboratory work supports exposure assessment in epidemiological studies using air samples as well as biological samples such as urine, blood and saliva.
The Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health (CEEJH) Laboratory mission is to educate impacted communities about environmental justice and health issues. Through technical assistance and collaboration, communities are empowered to address environmental injustice and environmental health disparities.
A Center of Excellence at the Nexus of Sustainable Water Reuse, Food, and Health, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute for Food and Agriculture, is focused on facilitating the adoption of transformative on‐farm solutions that enable the safe use of nontraditional irrigation water on food crops and effectively reduce the nation’s agricultural water challenges that are...
The Environmental And Spatial Epidemiology Lab (EASEL) is engaged in a variety of research, including air pollution exposure assessment, spatial modeling and mapping, evaluating environmental exposures associated with chronic health outcomes, and examining relationships between the built environment and health.
The Exposome Small Molecule Core Facility, or the Core, supports the research endeavors of faculty and students across the UMD community. The highly sensitive and accurate instruments available at the Core enable researchers to analyze small molecules in a variety of natural products, environmental samples and human bio-samples.
The environmental microbial genomics laboratory supports research in environmental microbiology and environmental microbial genomics.
Shared facilities include a field sample preparation lab (room 2121), post-PCR lab (room 2125), temperature controlled weigh and microscopy lab (room 2131C), and a freezer area and a general equipment and preparation lab (room 2127).
Behavioral and Community Health
The UMD Center for Health Behavior Research (CHBR) includes a clinical facility designed to address research questions focused on tobacco use.
The nation's first center specifically dedicated to understanding the health and development of young adults, the Center on Young Adult Health and Development aims to focus on conditions that affect the young adult population such as depression, substance abuse, and obesity.
Advancing Health Promotion into Aging, using lifestyle changes and education, to manage preventable condiitions in later life. Currently we are working on community applications of health promotion with respect to the management of physical health, mental health, and substance use in later life.
Mission: To eliminate health disparities in Maryland along the national capital border. The national capital border area in Prince George's County, Maryland between the "National Capital Beltway", the District of Columbia, and Montgomery County, Maryland is specifically targeted for community health improvement.
The University of Maryland Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (UMD TCORS), funded by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is focused on the study of a wide range of tobacco products and their impact on public health.
This partnership's goal is to improve the health of Seat Pleasant residents, and to enhance learning and research for students and faculty of the University of Maryland. These goal will be achieved by students and faculty providing health education services to Seat Pleasant residents that might not otherwise be available.
The Young Adult Drug Involvement Research Assessment (YADIRA) Lab focuses on racial and ethnic health disparities in substance use and dependence, specifically tobacco and marijuana use among urban youth and young adult populations.
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The center conducts statistical and bioinformatics analysis, data mining, and quantitative risk assessments in areas of public health and biomedical research. We provide our services via research collaborations.
The Center for Healthy Families houses the training facility for the Couple and Family Therapy program in the Department of Family Science. Family therapy is provided to approximately 450 area families and couples annually. These services are provided in eight clinical therapy rooms with observation facilities attached for use by clinical supervisors.
Our research focuses on the emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing of transgender and gender non-conforming children and their families. Primarily using data from The TransKids Project, a longitudinal study examining such youngsters and their families, our current studies are examining the wellbeing of these children's mothers, and predictors of it.
Our lab is interested in the familial dynamics and wellbeing of interracial families. Our most recent data set considered various factors relating to trans-racially adopted children and their wellbeing.