News from ISGlobal
The International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) has awarded its highest honour, the John Goldsmith Award , to researcher Mark Nieuwenhuijsen of the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). The Goldsmith Award recognises “sustained and outstanding contributions to the knowledge and practice of environmental epidemiology” and is awarded annually to professionals who have “contributed in substantive and innovative fashion to the methods and practice of epidemiology over many years”.
Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen PhD currently serves as Director of the Urban Planning, Environment and Health Initiative at ISGlobal, where he leads the Air Pollution and Urban Environment research programme. He has published nearly 400 research articles over the course of his 25-year career and his work has been cited more than 25,000 times. “I am very honoured to receive this award, not only because it is the highest honour in the world of environmental epidemiology but also because it is a recognition of the importance of the topic of my work,” commented Nieuwenhuijsen. “In a city like Barcelona alone, 3.000 people die prematurely every year due to suboptimal urban and transport planning”, he added.