NEW RESEARCH IN AIR QUALITY HEALTH
Update participants about recent research in air quality and health.
This presentation will give an update on the most recent research on the human health effects of air pollution, including recent work from the H. Kim Lyerly and Julia Kravchenko.
JULIA KRAVCHENKO, M.D., PH.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Dr. Julia Kravchenko, MD, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Surgical Sciences, Department of Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine. Her area of research interests includes population-based studies of health outcome, analysis of health impacts of environmental exposures on disease risk and patients’ survival, including the studies on the effects of water quality, air pollution, and weather/extreme temperatures on human health. She also does Medicare based and Medicare-linked large health data analysis of cancer and chronic non-cancer disease incidence, progression, treatment effectiveness, and survival among the older U.S. adults, as well studies the role of comorbidities in cancer patients in treatment choice and patients’ survival.
H. Kim Lyerly, M.D.
George Barth Geller Professor of Research in Cancer Professor of Surgery and Immunology Associate Professor of Pathology Director of Surgical Science and Applied Therapeutics Section