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MCC Collaborative Research Network

The goal of the MCC research team is to provide epidemiological evidence for links between environmental stressors, weather, climate, and health. The network facilitates the availability of a large dataset from different countries or populations, creating a formalized yet flexible method of collaboration.

The goal of the MCC research team is to provide epidemiological evidence for links between environmental stressors, weather, climate, and health. The network facilitates the availability of a large dataset from different countries or populations, creating a formalized yet flexible method of collaboration.

Overview

The Multi-City Multi-Country (MCC) is an international collaborative network for epidemiological researches on the health effects of environmental stressors, weather, and climate; currently owning the largest dataset ever for this purpose. The MCC network was initiated at the conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) in Basel in 2013. The MCC-Network then, over the years, continues to develop and expand through correspondence between the participants and annual meetings at ISEE conferences. Till date, there are 68 MCC participants from 34 countries; Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, USA, Vietnam.

  1. to produce epidemiological evidence on associations between environmental stressors, weather, climate, and health.
  2. to facilitate the availability of a large dataset from different countries or populations
  3. to enable each researcher to investigate specific research questions
  4. to creating a formalized yet flexible method of collaboration.

The MCC project is currently lead by Antonio Gasparrini and his research team at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. A Scientific Committee monitors and directs the activities of the MCC Network, which is composed of four additional members, chosen in rotation among the MCC participants.

We are involved with various MCC sub-projects and are leading following sub-projects under the MCC. 

  • Effect of ambient carbon monoxide on total mortality
  • Effect modifications of ambient air pollution and temperature on cardiovascular and respiratory mortality
  • Temporal variability in the short-term effects of ambient air pollution on cardiovascular and respiratory mortality

Furthermore, data from 12 German cities have been provided to the MCC database by Veronika Huber from the Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Postdam. The 12 cities include Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Köln, Frankfurt am Main, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Leipzig, Dortmund, Bremen, Dresden, and Hannover.

 

The Multi-City Multi-Country (MCC) is an international collaborative network for epidemiological researches on the health effects of environmental stressors, weather, and climate; currently owning the largest dataset ever for this purpose. The MCC network was initiated at the conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) in Basel in 2013. The MCC-Network then, over the years, continues to develop and expand through correspondence between the participants and annual meetings at ISEE conferences. Till date, there are 68 MCC participants from 34 countries; Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, USA, Vietnam.

  1. to produce epidemiological evidence on associations between environmental stressors, weather, climate, and health.
  2. to facilitate the availability of a large dataset from different countries or populations
  3. to enable each researcher to investigate specific research questions
  4. to creating a formalized yet flexible method of collaboration.

The MCC project is currently lead by Antonio Gasparrini and his research team at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. A Scientific Committee monitors and directs the activities of the MCC Network, which is composed of four additional members, chosen in rotation among the MCC participants.

We are involved with various MCC sub-projects and are leading following sub-projects under the MCC. 

  • Effect of ambient carbon monoxide on total mortality
  • Effect modifications of ambient air pollution and temperature on cardiovascular and respiratory mortality
  • Temporal variability in the short-term effects of ambient air pollution on cardiovascular and respiratory mortality

Furthermore, data from 12 German cities have been provided to the MCC database by Veronika Huber from the Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Postdam. The 12 cities include Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Köln, Frankfurt am Main, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Leipzig, Dortmund, Bremen, Dresden, and Hannover.

 

Contact PI

Dr. Alexandra Schneider

Deputy Director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Head of Research Group 'Environmental Risks', Senior Scientist

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