Investigate the Evidence: Research and Reports

The National Center for Healthy Housing conducts research on key aspects of healthy housing topics, including childhood lead poisoning and lead hazard control, asthma management, reducing exposure to allergens and other residential hazards, weatherization and energy efficiency, home safety, and aging in place. The results of our studies are often used to shape federal and state regulations.

The research agenda at NCHH is organized around these guiding principles:

  1. Discover and/or verify the varied links and interactions between housing and health.
  2. Discover and/or verify housing interventions that support and/or improve health.
  3. Provide the evidence base for new guidelines, regulatory standards, and legislation.
  4. Standardize and improve methods of detecting and controlling housing-related health hazards.
  5. Present findings in varied formats, including but not limited to peer-reviewed scientific literature, conference presentations, and the popular press.
  6. Continue efforts to combat hazards in housing by ensuring that policies are practical and scientifically valid.

Recent Research Sections

Asthma and Respiratory Illness
Economic Evaluation
Green Building, Energy Efficiency, and Weatherization
Health Impacts of Healthy Housing Interventions
Injury Prevention
Lead Poisoning Prevention
Older Adults and Disability
Radon
Ventilation

Visit the NCHH Publications page to find specific NCHH publications, peer-reviewed articles, and other materials.

For more information about NCHH’s research program, contact Jonathan Wilson or David Jacobs.