Air Pollution

Guest: Dr. Dan Costa, retired National Research Program Director for Air, Climate and Energy Research Program, USEPA; Adjunct Professor, Environment Sciences and Engineering, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Topics: Air pollution research, air pollution toxicology, EPA, climate change, particulate matter

Dr. Dan Costa

 

Dan’s UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty page

“Historical Highlights of Air Pollution Toxicology”

“Air Pollution Toxicology: A Brief Review of the Role of the Science in Shaping the Current Understanding of Air Pollution Health Risks”

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo October 23, 2019

E-cigarettes and vaping

Guest: Dr. Ilona Jaspers, Professor, Departments of Environmental Science and Engineering; Pediatrics, Microbiology and Immunology; Director, Curriculum in Toxicology; Deputy Director, Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology, UNC-Chapel Hill
Topics: Vaping and E-cigarettes health effects research, cinnamaldehyde (e-cigarette flavoring additive), translational studies related to air pollution health effects, cigarette smoking, nicotine addiction, burn pit smoke exposure study

 

Dr. Ilona Jaspers

 

Video: “Why underestimating the health effects of vaping is a bad idea”

The Jaspers Lab

NY Times: “Cinnamon may be safe in foods, but is it safe in e-cigarettes?”

UNC School of Medicine researchers receive $9.96 million U.S. DoD grant (burn pits study)

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo July 17, 2019

Particulate Matter & Air Pollution

Guest: Dr. Michael Bergin, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Energy, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
Topics: Air pollution and human health, particulate matter, global assessment of climate and air pollution, Michael’s research travels to China, India, Nepal, Greenland, and Bolivia

 

Dr. Michael Bergin

 

The Bergin Group

Duke Environmental Field Methods Facebook page

DukEngineer article about Mike’s work and student mentorship

Article about work in Bolivia by Mike’s group

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo May 3, 2017