September 26, 2019

2:00 am / 3:00 am

CHS 43-105, UCLA Center for Health Sciences

Health Impacts of Urban and Transport Policies: European and Latin-American Examples 
About the lecture:  More than half of the world population lives in urban areas. Urban and transport policies determine major environmental exposures such as air pollution, traffic noise, physical activity, traffic incidents, or green spaces.  Local and regional authorities are proposing innovative solutions to improve urban mobility, mitigate climate change,and reduce energy dependency. However, there is a lack of evidence on how specific urban design and transport poloicies impact public health. in this session, we will present our findings from health impact assessments on different urban and transport policies from European and Latin-American cities.

About the speaker: Dr. David Rojas-Rueda is an Assistant Professor at the Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences Department at Colorado State University. Dr. Rojas-Rueda specializes in health impact assessment, risk assessment, and environmental health.  He completed his medical degree at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and his general surgical residency at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. From there, he completed a Master’s in Public Health at the University Pompeu Fabra, followed by a Ph.D. in Epidemiology at the Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) in Barcelona, Spain.  He is also affiliated as an Assistant Professor at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), where he has been working for more than ten years.  Dr. Rojas-Rueda has worked on issues including air pollution, traffic noise, green space, physical activity, and traffic accidents in several countries around Europe, Africa, and Latin America. 

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