Research

Protecting Human Health in a Changing Climate

July 03, 2019
As extreme weather events occur more frequently and increase in severity each year, WCAHS is proud to welcome investigator, Kathryn (Katie) Conlon, PhD, and her research expertise related to adaptation strategies to protect human health in a changing climate.

2018–2019 Rapid Response Funding Awarded

May 21, 2019
Earlier this year, WCAHS accepted proposals for short-term projects that address research, outreach, or educational issues of agricultural health and safety in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and/or Nevada. Twelve competitive proposals were received and the following five projects were funded.

Animal Agriculture, Air Quality, and Climate Change

April 17, 2019
Dr. Frank Mitloehner of the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis discusses the challenges that California dairies will face as they attempt to reduce agricultural emissions by 2030. 

California Heat Illness Prevention Study Findings

March 15, 2019
Avoidable deaths and heat-related illnesses still occur among California farmworkers despite regulations from the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) and a campaign to encourage drinking more water and taking more rests in the shade.

Sexual Harassment in Napa Vineyards

February 15, 2019
Sexual Harassment experienced by a third of female farmworkers and negatively effects both farmworker women and men in new study

How Depression Impacts Efforts to Address Obesity Among Farmworkers

August 10, 2018
Biological, lifestyle, and environmental factors all affect obesity, both in the general population and among farmworkers. However, less is known about the relationship between mental illness, such as depression, and obesity in the agricultural workforce.