New paper on the influence of the residential environment on undergraduate students’ health

SHINE Director, Eileen McNeely recently contributed to the latest paper published in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology on the influence of the residential environment on undergraduate students’ health. University campuses represent an opportunity to advance the understanding of how the built environment influences health. The study team used de-identified billing codes from a private university clinic serving undergraduate students for academic years 2008 through 2012 linked to…

New Paper on the impact of workplace harassment and domestic violence on work outcomes in the developing world

Researchers at SHINE, Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Piotr Bialowolski, and Eileen McNeely, just published a new paper on the impact of workplace harassment and domestic violence on work outcomes in the developing world. Some of the highlights include: Workplace harassment (WH) affects withdrawal from work, work attitudes and work quality. Domestic violence (DV) is a significant stressor impacting such work outcomes as withdrawal from work, work attitudes and work quality. WH and…

New Paper on Changes in Passenger Heart Rate and Rhythm During a Simulated Commercial Flight

A new paper titled, Changes in Heart Rate and Rhythm During a Crossover Study of Simulated Commercial Flight in Older and Vulnerable Participants, has just been published Frontiers of Physiology.  The authors found that among passengers that are typical of elderly flyers (an increasingly common demographic of both flyers and flight crew – flight attendants and pilots) and who would have been cleared to fly without supplemental oxygen or any other…

At 19 hours, it’s the world’s longest flight. But how will the human body cope?

Dr. Eileen McNeely, founder and director of the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health tells CNN Travel that the health impacts passengers could face on super long haul flight are similar those on shorter flights, but increased. “Exposures that are taxing on the body will still be present—but for longer times,” McNeely explains. “Passengers will still face possible hypoxia,…

How CVS-Aetna and SHINE are Building a Healthier Workforce

Join SHINE Director, Eileen McNeely, and Vice President of Well-being at CVS Health, Kay Mooney, at the HeroForum19: Thriving Organizations conference in Portland, Oregon September 10-12, 2019.  Here’s a description of the session titled How CVS-Aetna and Harvard Faculty are Building a Healthier Workforce: We are facing unprecedented levels of obesity, chronic disease and stress due to a massive biological-cultural mismatch that we have collectively created in the U.S. and globally. Employers are feeling…

SHINE Director Presents New Paper at ILO’s 6th Regulating for Decent Work Conference on Work and Well-being

SHINE Director, Dr. Eileen McNeely, presented a new paper titled “The Things that Matter Most at Work for Flourishing in Life: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Well-being in Apparel Supply Chain Workers” at ILO’s 6th Regulating for Decent Work conference on Work and Well-being in the 21st Century.   Tamar Koosed and Carlued Leon of Manaus Consulting, as well as, Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Research Associate at SHINE contributed to the paper. The research…