Hu Receives NIEHS R21

Hui HuDr. Hui Hu, assistant professor in Epidemiology, received a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) R21 grant. Dr. Hu, with MPI Dr. Jiang Bian from the Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics, will utilize the OneFlorida EHR repository to identify novel environmental factors associated with severe COVID-19, examine whether the external exposome contributes to racial and ethnic disparities in severe COVID-19, and develop predictive models of high-risk patients with external exposome factors. Ultimately, the study will inform future precision interventions through improved understanding of how environmental exposures may impact COVID-19 severity.