G.S. (George) Downward PhD

G.S. (George) Downward PhD

Assistant Professor
G.S. (George) Downward PhD
  • Julius Center, dept. Global Public Health & Bioethics



Human activities have a profound and lasting impact on our environment. These changes in turn, come back to impact our own health and well-being - often unfairly as we see again and again those who pollute the least suffering the worst of our changing environment.
My work involves examining, and teaching, how our activities lead to these changes in the environment and the impact these changes have upon us as a global community.

Research Output (12)

Exposure to smoky coal combustion emissions and leukocyte Alu retroelement copy number

Blechter Batel, Wong Jason Y Y, Hu Wei, Cawthon Richard, Downward George S, Portengen Lützen, Zhang Yongliang, Ning Bofu, Rahman Mohammad L, Ji Bu-Tian, Li Jihua, Yang Kaiyun, Dean Hosgood H, Silverman Debra T, Huang Yunchao, Rothman Nathaniel, Vermeulen Roel, Lan Qing 10 Aug 2023, In: Carcinogenesis. 44 , p. 404-410 7 p.

Household air pollution and epigenetic aging in Xuanwei, China

Blechter Batel, Cardenas Andres, Shi Junming, Wong Jason Y Y, Hu Wei, Rahman Mohammad L, Breeze Charles, Downward George S, Portengen Lützen, Zhang Yongliang, Ning Bofu, Ji Bu-Tian, Cawthon Richard, Li Jihua, Yang Kaiyun, Bozack Anne, Dean Hosgood H, Silverman Debra T, Huang Yunchao, Rothman Nathaniel, Vermeulen Roel, Lan Qing Aug 2023, In: Environment International. 178

Precision Medicine for More Oxygen (P4O2)-Study Design and First Results of the Long COVID-19 Extension

Baalbaki Nadia, Blankestijn Jelle M, Abdel-Aziz Mahmoud I, de Backer Jan, Bazdar Somayeh, Beekers Inés, Beijers Rosanne J H C G, van den Bergh Joop P, Bloemsma Lizan D, Bogaard Harm Jan, van Bragt Job J M H, van den Brink Vera, Charbonnier Jean Paul, Cornelissen Merel E B, Dagelet Yennece, Davies Elin Haf, van der Does Anne M, Downward George S, van Drunen Cornelis M, Gach Debbie, Geelhoed J J Miranda, Glastra Jorrit, Golebski Kornel, Heijink Irene H, Holtjer Judith C S, Holverda Sebastiaan, Houweling Laura, Jacobs John J L, Jonker Renée, Kos Renate, Langen Ramon C J, van der Lee Ivo, Leliveld Asabi, Mohamed Hoesein Firdaus A A, Neerincx Anne H, Noij Lieke, Olsson Johan, van de Pol Marianne, Pouwels Simon D, Rolink Emiel, Rutgers Michael, Șahin Havva, Schaminee Daphne, Schols Annemie M W J, Schuurman Lisanne, Slingers Gitte, Smeenk Olie, Sondermeijer Brigitte, Skipp Paul J, Vermeulen Roel, Jul 2023, In: Journal of Personalized Medicine. 13 , p. 1-28 28 p.

A Systematic Review of Chest Imaging Findings in Long COVID Patients

Bazdar Somayeh, Kwee Anastasia K A L, Houweling Laura, de Wit-van Wijck Yolanda, Mohamed Hoesein Firdaus A A, Downward George S, Nossent Esther J, Maitland-van der Zee Anke H, 1 Feb 2023, In: Journal of Personalized Medicine. 13 15 p.

Diet-wide association study of 92 foods and nutrients and lung cancer risk in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition study and the Netherlands Cohort Study

Heath Alicia K, Muller David C, van den Brandt Piet A, Critselis Elena, Gunter Marc, Vineis Paolo, Weiderpass Elisabete, Boeing Heiner, Ferrari Pietro, Merritt Melissa A, Rostgaard-Hansen Agnetha L, Tjønneland Anne, Overvad Kim, Katzke Verena, Srour Bernard, Masala Giovanna, Sacerdote Carlotta, Ricceri Fulvio, Pasanisi Fabrizio, Bueno-de-Mesquita Bas, Downward George S, Skeie Guri, Sandanger Torkjel M, Crous-Bou Marta, Rodríguez-Barranco Miguel, Amiano Pilar, Huerta José María, Ardanaz Eva, Drake Isabel, Johansson Mikael, Johansson Ingegerd, Key Tim, Papadimitriou Nikos, Riboli Elio, Tzoulaki Ioanna, Tsilidis Konstantinos K 1 Dec 2022, In: International Journal of Cancer. 151 , p. 1935-1946 12 p.

Overall and cause-specific mortality rates among men and women with high exposure to indoor air pollution from the use of smoky and smokeless coal:a cohort study in Xuanwei, China

Nagaradona Teja, Bassig Bryan A., Hosgood Dean, Vermeulen Roel C.H., Ning Bofu, Seow Wei Jie, Hu Wei, Portengen Lützen, Wong Jason, Shu Xiao Ou, Zheng Wei, Appel Nathan, Gao Yu Tang, Cai Qiu Yin, Yang Gong, Chen Ying, Downward George, Li Jihua, Yang Kaiyun, McCullough Lauren, Silverman Debra, Huang Yunchao, Lan Qing 15 Nov 2022, In: BMJ Open. 12

Exposure to diesel engine exhaust and alterations to the Cys34/Lys525 adductome of human serum albumin

Wong Jason Y.Y., Imani Partow, Grigoryan Hasmik, Bassig Bryan A., Dai Yufei, Hu Wei, Blechter Batel, Rahman Mohammad L., Ji Bu Tian, Duan Huawei, Niu Yong, Ye Meng, Jia Xiaowei, Meng Tao, Bin Ping, Downward George, Meliefste Kees, Leng Shuguang, Fu Wei, Yang Jufang, Ren Dianzhi, Xu Jun, Zhou Baosen, Hosgood H. Dean, Vermeulen Roel, Zheng Yuxin, Silverman Debra T., Rothman Nathaniel, Rappaport Stephen M., Lan Qing Oct 2022, In: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology. 95

Investigation of the use of a sensor bracelet for the presymptomatic detection of changes in physiological parameters related to COVID-19:an interim analysis of a prospective cohort study (COVI-GAPP)

Risch Martin, Grossmann Kirsten, Aeschbacher Stefanie, Weideli Ornella C, Kovac Marc, Pereira Fiona, Wohlwend Nadia, Risch Corina, Hillmann Dorothea, Lung Thomas, Renz Harald, Twerenbold Raphael, Rothenbühler Martina, Leibovitz Daniel, Kovacevic Vladimir, Markovic Andjela, Klaver Paul, Brakenhoff Timo B, Franks Billy, Mitratza Marianna, Downward George S, Dowling Ariel, Montes Santiago, Grobbee Diederick E, Cronin Maureen, Conen David, Goodale Brianna M, Risch Lorenz, 1 Jun 2022, In: BMJ Open. 12 , p. 1-12

The performance of wearable sensors in the detection of SARS-CoV-2 infection:a systematic review

Mitratza Marianna, Goodale Brianna Mae, Shagadatova Aizhan, Kovacevic Vladimir, van de Wijgert Janneke, Brakenhoff Timo B, Dobson Richard, Franks Billy, Veen Duco, Folarin Amos A, Stolk Pieter, Grobbee Diederick E, Cronin Maureen, Downward George S May 2022, In: The Lancet Digital Health. 4 , p. e370-e383

Estimation of the Exposure–Response Relation between Benzene and Acute Myeloid Leukemia by Combining Epidemiologic, Human Biomarker, and Animal Data

Scholten Bernice, Portengen Lützen, Pronk Anjoeka, Stierum Rob, Downward George S., Vlaanderen Jelle, Vermeulen Roel 1 Apr 2022, In: Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. 31 , p. 751-757 7 p.

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