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

Sensors in Environmental Health: Examining Low-Cost Solutions with Kirsten Koehler

Kirsten Koehler, a professor at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health, is giving a talk titled “Low-cost sensors for environmental health applications” on Monday, April 1st at 4 p.m. The presentation will take place in the 112 Walker Building on the University Park campus and will also be available via Zoom. In her talk, Koehler discusses the growing use of sensors in our daily lives due to the Internet of Things (IoT). She explores how sensor data can be used in environmental health applications, including air pollution monitoring and exposure to health effects.

Koehler’s research primarily focuses on improving exposure assessment methods to inform public and occupational health policy. Her work aims to enhance spatiotemporal exposure assessment for air pollutants and climate-related exposures, particularly with regard to how these exposures impact individuals with existing diseases such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Additionally, she is interested in using lower-cost sensor technologies to better understand variability in exposures within urban areas.

The EarthTalks spring 2024 series features Koehler’s talk as part of their exploration of 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 about the spring 2024 EarthTalks series, visit their website for details on upcoming presentations and topics.


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