Air Quality Impact on Health: Beyond the Heart and Lungs
13th Annual Air Quality and Health Workshop - February 10, 2016
The goal of this workshop was to provide a state-of-the-art overview of the diversity of impacts through which air pollution affects population health, with an emphasis on recent research uncovering non-traditional impacts affecting the life course.
We sat down with our Air Quality and Health Workshop presenters to learn a bit more about their topics. Watch all the videos here.
Burden of Disease - Traditional Burden of Disease From Air Pollution
Dr. Michael Brauer, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Mechanisms – How Can Non-Respiratory Effects Occur?
Dr. Stephan van Eeden, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Dr. Tracey Woodruff, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
Ambient Air Pollution and Diabetes
Dr. Sanjay Rajagopalan, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA
Dr. Rob McConnell, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
And Now for Something Completely Different: Air Pollution Impacts on (Extreme) Weather
Dr. Greg Carmichael, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
Dr. Melinda Power, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
Cognitive Decline and Dementia
Dr. Jennifer Weuve, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, USA
The Tortuous Road to Prevention: Are We There Yet?
Dr. Bruce Lanphear, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada