Exploring the Role of Low-Cost Sensors in Environmental Health Applications with Kirsten Koehler

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” at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 1st at 112 Walker Building on the University Park campus. The talk will be available via Zoom as well. In her presentation, Koehler will explore how sensor data can be used in environmental health applications, including the monitoring of pollutant emissions and exposure to health effects in urban areas.

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

The EarthTalks spring 2024 series, which features Koehler’s talk, aims to explore the complexities of urban systems and the interactions between human and natural systems within cities and their surrounding rural environment. For more information on this series, visit their website for details on upcoming presentations and topics.

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