Global Health Forum: Healthy cities


Juan Pablo Orjuela Mendoza, Andrea Calderon-Irazoque, Dr Benny Lo and Dr Jessica E. Laine

Juan Pablo Orjuela Mendoza, Andrea Calderon-Irazoque, Dr Benny Lo and Dr Jessica E. Laine (L-R)

IGHI host forum to discuss the current research on air pollution and health cities.

With the environment and air pollution being a pressing issue for cities, the Institute of Global Health Innovation’s Global Health Forum gathered to look at how emissions are affecting our health. 

The event began with a presentation from Andrea Calderon-Irazoque, a Postgraduate Researcher from the Centre for Environmental Policy. Her talk focused on her research on low-carbon mobility strategies in cities and their impact on climate change, air quality and health.

Also from the Centre, Research Postgraduate, Juan Pablo Orjuela Mendoza gave us an insight into his work on ‘Predicting black carbon intake for epidemiological studies of active populations using limited primary data'; From the Hamlyn Centre, Dr Benny Lo, shared his team’s latest project on wearable sensors for environmental health.

The final presentation was given by Dr Jessica E. Laine - MRC Early Career Research Fellow, from the Centre for Environment and Health which looked at air pollution and omics in exposomics.

The full event can be watched here

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IGHI’s monthly Global Health Forums provide a platform to bring together Imperial researchers, students, and staff from across all of Imperial’s Faculties to highlight, discuss and disseminate findings on current research and innovations on relevant global health topics. The Forums encourage interdisciplinary discussions with the intention that they will foster inter-Faculty research initiatives and leverage the immense strengths of Imperial College to resolve global health priorities of the early 21st Century.

The next forum will take place on 15 March at 3:00pm in LT 112 in the Blackett Building on Imperial’s South Kensington campus and will discuss data-based and AI approaches to healthcare.

To find out more and to register, visit the event page here.


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