Who are we?
The DISPEL to HABs research project was established at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine funded by the Florida Department of Health in December 2019, the DISPEL to HABs. Partnering with the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, and University of Minnesota Medical School our goal is to collect and review human biomonitoring data amongst members of Florida communities to improve the understanding of the health risks associated with exposure to Harmful Algae Blooms.
Site Visit - September 2022
In September 2022, the Florida Department of Health provided a site visit to the DISPEL to HABs cohort study team at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science in Key Biscayne, Florida. The visit included discussions on cohort recruitment, participant assessments and a tour of the lab facilities were the processing of environmental, water and biological samples take place.