Gijs van Seventer Environmental Health Seminar.

Novel Methods in Exposure Science

Seminar 2021-2022


For the Fall 2021 semester, we plan to dive into and learn about cutting-edge methods used to characterize human exposures to environmental contaminants, including wearables, remote sensing/GIS, “big data” resources, and techniques related to the exposome. In our series titled “Novel methods in exposure science,” our goal is to bring together leading experts who can talk specifically about methodological innovations, what they contribute, and how they are being applied in current environmental health research.

Join us every Friday (during the semester) in-person or via Zoom from 12:45-1:45 pm

Location: L-214

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Click here to view the Fall 2021 Seminar Schedule

Contact: Caitlin Brand

September 24

Speakers: Pat Kinney, ScDPatrick Kinney

Beverly A. Brown Professor of Urban Health and Sustainability

Department of Environmental Health


Title: Evolution of Air Pollution Exposure Assessment: a Personal Perspective

Summary: In this talk, Dr. Kinney will discuss the ways in which exposure assessment for air pollution has evolved (or not) over the past 40 years as the questions of interest, and technology for monitoring, have changed.  He will also discuss future needs in this area.

Bio: Dr. Kinney joined the School of Public Health faculty in January 2017 as the inaugural Beverly Brown Professor of Urban Health. He was trained as an air pollution epidemiologist at Harvard School of Public Health, and came to BU after two decades at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. In his time at Columbia, he showed how warming temperatures make air pollution like urban smog worse, and more harmful to populations. He led the development of an integrated modeling system to predict the air pollution health effects of climate change into the future. Working at the intersection of climate change, health, and policy, Kinney has conducted research from the South Bronx to China to rapidly growing cities throughout Africa. At Columbia, he also created an interdisciplinary research and teaching program examining the potential impacts of climate change on health. At BU, Kinney is developing a new program that focuses on assessing the health benefits of urban climate action plans, via strategies to promote active transport, green infrastructure, and clean vehicles.

Meeting Format: Hybrid