Jordi Sunyer, awarded with the “Nobel prize” for environment and health research


Prof. Jordi Sunyer has received the most prestigious award in Environmental Epidemiology, the John Goldsmith Award for sustained and outstanding contributions to the knowledge and practice of environmental epidemiology from the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE). The award is the most important prize in environmental epidemiology, the study of environmental determinants of health and disease. This ISEE award honors environmental epidemiologists who serve as models of excellence in research, unwavering promotion of environmental health, and integrity. And it was established to honor John Goldsmith, an organizer, early leader, and constant supporter of the ISEE. Environmental pollutants still affect the health of millions of people, with an estimated 7 million people alone dying prematurely because of indoor and outdoor air pollution.