Extreme Weather, Air Pollution, and Urban Exposome
Join the Department of Social Sciences for this Great Problems, Great Minds seminar series event featuring guest speaker Kai Zhang, the Empire Innovation Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the University at Albany, State University of New York.
Urban populations face many environmental health challenges ranging from traditional pollutants (e.g., air pollution) to emergent issues such as extreme heat and cold. Extreme heat and cold pose a significant public health threat in many cities including Chicago. This talk will focus on modern exposure science approaches to characterize exposure to extreme weather, particulate air pollution, and urban exposome, as well as to incorporate them in health research. These approaches include land use regression, GIS and remote sensing, and machine and deep learning methods. They are applicable to epidemiological studies, risk assessment, and public health actions.