March 5th, 2018

Housing and Energy Attributes Linked To Health through Retrofits (HEALTH-R)

Project Funders: Private foundation support. Project Partner: Ecobeco, LLC Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson,, 443.539.4162 What we’re studying: The effect of enhanced ventilation systems and energy efficiency on indoor air quality and occupant health. Why it matters: Prior studies have offered… More

October 9th, 2017

Lead Risk Assessment Study in Three Communities

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partners: Baltimore County Department of Health, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Milwaukee Health Department, and New York City Department of Public Health Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson,, 443.539.4162 Project… More

October 9th, 2017

Evaluation of the HUD Lead Hazard Control Grant Program

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partners: University of Cincinnati (UC) and grant recipients in California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey; New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin. Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson,, 443.539.4162 Project Description In 1993, HUD… More

June 14th, 2017

Lead Dust and Housing Demolition

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partners: The University of Illinois at Chicago and the Metropolitan Tenants Organization Project Contact: David E. Jacobs,, 443.539.4157 Project Description The study examined lead particulate dust-fall deposition generated by housing demolition… More

June 13th, 2017

Asthma Multisite Housing Assessment

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partners: Boston Medical Center, Boston University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Case Western Reserve, Columbia Reserve, Seattle-King County Public Health, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center,… More

June 12th, 2017

Effectiveness of Maryland’s Lead Law (MD 760)

Project Funders: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Abell Foundation Project Partners: Baltimore City Health Department Project Contact: Jill Breysse,, 443.539.4155 Project Description In 1994, Maryland enacted a law that prescribed a lead-based paint risk reduction standard for… More

April 15th, 2007

Weatherization and Lead Safety

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Energy‘s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Project Partners: Rhode Island and Maryland state weatherization programs and local agencies in Indianapolis and Indiana Project Contact: Jill Breysee,, 443.539.4155 Project Description The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH),… More