The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has released a report that examines the formation and function of microbial communities in built environments and the impacts of such microbial communities on human health. The study outlines a proposed research agenda and areas of focus that will assist in moving the field from research to application. Click here to download a PDF of the report for free.


MoBE committee members participated in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” on March 16th, 2018. The online discussion featured committee members Diane Gold, Vivian Loftness, and Jordan Peccia. A transcript of the conversation is available here.


Please click here to view an archived recording of the report release panel discussion, as well as to view the panel discussion’s slide deck.

This study was sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).