November 8, 2017 9:00 pm / 10:00 pm

43-105 CHS (Center for Health Sciences)

This presentation will highlight some of the work that Dr. Cole-Hunter, colleagues and others have done to assess the cardiovascular and respiratory health effects of environmental pollution, including aspects of air quality, noise and urban design, among the general population of a city. A particular focus will be given on the interplay of exposures during daily tasks such as transportation, including traffic-related emissions and physical activity, and what actions we can take to minimize potential harm to ourselves and others co-inhabiting our city.

About the speaker:
Thomas (Tom) Cole-Hunter, PhD, is currently a Research Fellow at the Center for Energy Development and Health (CEDH), Colorado State University, coordinating a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded study investigating indoor air quality (namely emissions from cookstove technologies used in developing countries) and health.
Dr Cole-Hunter has a background in outdoor air quality (namely emissions from motorised traffic) and health, studying subclinical effects of exposure in susceptible individuals including active commuters, and have gained expertise in this area by working with large European Commission (EC)-funded projects, including CITI-SENSE < http://citi-sense.eu/ > and PASTA < http://pastaproject.eu/ >. For the former project he was Work Package leader for the Outdoor Air Quality initiative, deploying and helping to develop microsensors of air quality as well as physical activity and health, including elements of citizen science facilitated by community involvement. He obtained his PhD at the International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health, a World Health Organization (WHO) collaborative center, in 2013. Immediately following this, he became a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL, now an ISGlobal Alliance member).

For more information please contact Rebecca Greenberg at rgreenberg@ph.ucla.edu or at (310) 206-1619