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Making the Connection: Air Pollution and Physical Activity

Next up in our event series is Making the Connection: Air Pollution and Physical Activity, featuring CDR Director Tegan Boehmer, PhD, MPH, an epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

She currently serves as the Acting Lead of CDC’s Healthy Community Design Initiative, National Center for Environmental Health. She’ll present on her research interests including the intersection between physical activity and air pollution exposure, health effects of traffic-related air pollution, and role of the built environment and community design on population health, including physical activity levels, obesity, air pollution exposure, and respiratory and cardiovascular disease.

Thursday, September 24 5-8 p.m. (Networking/refreshments 5-6 p.m; presentation begins at 6 p.m.) Allegheny General Hospital, Magovern Conference Center 320 East North Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15212 Free and open to all but registration is required Continuing Medical Education credits available


Our other speaker is Dr. Albert Presto, Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He investigates the contributions of primary and secondary air pollution with ambient measurements, laboratory experiments, testing of pollution sources, and atmospheric modeling.

Dr. Presto will discuss regional air quality issues and his collaboration with medical professionals to develop detailed studies of pollutant exposure on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis and to better understand the relationships between pollutant emissions and adverse health effects.

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