Föreläsningar och seminarier Environmental Epidemiology: Linking global experiences to India
13:00-15:30 CET on 8th May 2023
Venue: Lecture hall Atrium, Wargentinhuset, Nobels väg 12, KI Solna
Assoc. Prof. Petter Ljungman, Clinical Cardiologist & Environmental Epidemiologist
Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM), Karolinska Institutet
Speakers (for presentations, see below)
Quasi-experimental designs in air pollution epidemiology
Prof. Joel Schwartz, Environmental Epidemiologist
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Cohort studies for environmental health research: India GEOHealth program
Prof. Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Executive Director, Centre for Chronic Disease Control
Distinguished Professor - Public Health Foundation of India
Climate change and health in India: a kaleidoscope for action
Addl. Prof. Poornima Prabhakaran, Director, Centre for Health Analytics Research and Trends, Ashoka University
Senior Research Scientist, Centre for Chronic Disease Control
Assoc. Prof. Petter Ljungman, Research Group Leader at the Unit of Environmental Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, KI and Senior Consultant of Cardiology at the Department of Cardiology, Danderyd Hospital. He has been investigating the cardiovascular effects of air pollution exposure in national as well as in European collaborations since 2004. His current research interests center around cardiovascular effects of environmental exposures including air pollution, ambient noise as well as ambient temperature and expanding air pollution research efforts into low- and middle-income countries that are experiencing extreme levels of air pollution and rapid urban development.
Prof Joel Schwartz, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. He is a world renown researcher in environmental epidemiology involved in landmark studies of health effects of air pollution and lead exposures. He has examined cardiovascular effects of lead exposure in adults, cognitive effects in children, auditory effects in children, and effects of lead on children's growth. His work on sources of lead exposure, including establishing gasoline lead as the major source of lead exposure in the United States. He has examined exposure to fine combustion particles in the air at concentrations well below current standards are associated with a range of adverse health effects from increased respiratory symptoms, to increased hospital admissions, to increased deaths. His work has led to a tightening of the U.S. air quality standards.
Prof Dorairaj Prabhakaran, cardiologist and epidemiologist by training. He is an internationally renowned researcher and Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Executive Director, Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC) established large population cohorts in India which have provided major insights in diverse domains, ranging from epidemiology, biomarkers, role of nutrition, on heart diseases and diabetes. His research has produced major insights into the epidemiology, developmental origin, and biomarkers of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes in India, practice patterns on Acute Coronary Syndrome, translation research in CVDs, and development of low-cost combination drugs for primary and secondary prevention of CVDs in South Asia.
Addl. Prof. Poornima Prabhakaran, Director, Centre for Health Analytics Research and Trends, Trivedi School of Biosciences, Ashoka University and Senior Research Scientist at the Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC). Her focus is to the study of environmental health risk factors recognising that this was missing in children’s’ health research in India. She was instrumental in sensitising the fraternity of birth cohort researchers in India through training and capacity building for environmental health. She leads a team to conduct research, training, advocacy, capacity building and remediation for environmental health issues spanning air pollution, climate change, water, sanitation and hygiene, chemical and heavy metal exposures, and children’s environmental health.