Join us for a Global Health Exchange lecture, sponsored by DGHI. This event is free and open to the public so please spread the word to your colleagues and friends. Light lunch will be served.
About the lecture:
Air pollution is a leading global health risk factor and important contributor to regional climate change in China and other parts of Asia. China’s air pollution dramatically exceeds health guidelines and is impacted by industrial growth, increased motorization and traffic emissions, and household use of solid fuels for cooking and heating. I will present our group’s work on measuring the health impacts of exposure to specific components and sources of air pollution in China, and identifying environmental interventions to lower air pollution exposure and reduce cardiovascular risk on a population level.
About the speaker:
Jill Baumgartner is an Assistant Professor in the Institute for Health and Social Policy and the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health at McGill University. She studies exposure to environmental pollutants and their affect on human health in the context of urbanization and development. She holds a joint Ph.D. in Population Health Sciences and Environment & Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a Global Renewable Energy Leadership Fellow at the Institute on the Environment (University of Minnesota) from 2011-2013.