Revolutionizing Environmental Health: Low-Cost Sensors and Their Applications in Urban Systems Science

EarthTalks: Utilizing Sensor Data for Assessing Environmental Health Exposure – April 1

Kirsten Koehler, an associate professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, is set to present a talk titled “Low-cost sensors for environmental health applications” on Monday, April 1st at 4 p.m. The talk will take place in the 112 Walker Building on the University Park campus and will also be available via Zoom. During her presentation, Koehler will explore the increasing use of sensors in our daily lives due to the internet of things and their application in environmental health. She will discuss how sensor data can be used to monitor air pollution exposures and assess spatiotemporal exposure to pollutants and climate-related exposures.

Koehler’s research focuses on improving exposure assessment methods to inform occupational and public health policy. Her work aims to enhance spatiotemporal exposure assessment for air pollutants and climate-related exposures, with a particular focus on how these factors impact individuals with existing diseases such as asthma or COPD. In addition, she is interested in utilizing lower-cost sensor technologies to better understand the variability in exposures within urban areas.

Koehler’s talk is part of the EarthTalks spring 2024 series on “Urban Systems Science,” which delves into the complexities of urban systems and the interactions between human and natural systems within cities and their surrounding rural environment. For more information on the spring 2024 EarthTalks series, visit their website for additional details on upcoming presentations and topics.

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