Air pollution and human health: Research challenges and future directions
This event is free and open to the public, light refreshments will be provided
In the theme of sustainability we ask you to bring your own reusable beverage container
Air Quality is quickly becoming a global health crisis, especially in highly urbanized areas. Urban air pollution depends on many factors, ranging from meteorological conditions to geographic factors. Our guest speaker is an expert in urban air quality and will bring new insights to this topic.
Dr. Michelle Bell is the Mary E. Pinchot Professor of Environmental Health at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, with secondary appointments at the Yale School of Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences Division and the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science, Environmental Engineering Program.
Dr. Bell's research investigates how human health is affected by atmospheric systems, including air pollution and weather. Other areas of interest in research include health impacts of climate change and environmental justice. Much of her work is based in epidemiology, biostatistics, and environmental engineering. Her research is designed to be targeted towards policy makers to contribute to well-informed decision-making.