My research focuses on examining cardiovascular and respiratory effects of ambient air quality using population- and panel-based approaches. I lead several large-scale time-series studies of ambient air quality and acute morbidity, with specific interests in assessing the health impacts of air pollution, meteorological conditions, and weather extremes. My research also includes field investigations, with detailed exposure and health outcome data collected in panels of susceptible individuals.
Areas of Interest
- Air Pollution
- Climate and Health
- Exposure Assessment
- B.Sc. 1997, University of British Columbia
- M.Sc. 2000, University of British Columbia
- Sc.D. 2005, Harvard School of Public Health
- EH 501: Intro.to Environmental Health
- EHS 790R: Research Design and Management
- EHS 797R: Directed Study
Affiliations & Activities
- Member, Climate@Emory. For more information, visit us at www.climate.emory.edu, follow us on Twitter, or contact us at email@example.com.
- Point of Contact for Emory University as an observer organization in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change process
- Member, Health Effects Institute Review Panel on Ultrafine Particles. “Understanding the Health Effects of Ambient Ultrafine Particles. HEI Perspectives 3. Health Effects Institute, Boston, MA, January 2013”. Available here.
- Member, National Research Council’s ad hoc Committee on Urban Meteorology: Scoping the Problem, Defining the Needs. Final report: “National Research Council. Urban Meteorology: Forecasting, Monitoring, and Meeting Users' Needs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2012”. Available here.
IN THE NEWS
- March 13, 2017: Ga. Tech Study: Dust From Brakes And Tires Can Impact Health | WABE 90.1 (news.wabe.org/post/ga-tech-study-dust-brakes-and-tires-can-impact-health)
- November 29, 2016: Why Thunderstorm Asthma Is Raining on Australia's Parade | Observer (observer.com/2016/11/why-thunderstorm-asthma-is-raining-on-australias-parade)
- July 22, 2016: Thunderstorms can trigger asthma attacks | 11alive.com (www.11alive.com/news/thunderstorms-can-trigger-asthma-attacks/279619824)
FULL PUBLICATION LIST
- Heidari L, Winquist A, Klein M, O’Lenick CR, Grundstein A, Sarnat SE, 2016, Susceptibility to heat-related fluid and electrolyte imbalance emergency department visits in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health – Special Issue on Climate Change and Human Health, in press,
- O’Lenick C, Winquist A, Mulholland JA, Friberg M, Chang HH, Kramer M, Darrow LA, Sarnat SE, 2016, Assessment of neighborhood-level socioeconomic status as a modifier of air pollution-asthma associations among children in Atlanta, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, doi:10.1136/jech-2015-206530,
- Krall JR, Mulholland JA, Russell AG, Balachandran S, Winquist A, Tolbert PE, Waller LA, Sarnat SE, 2016, Associations between source-apportioned particulate matter and emergency department visits for respiratory disease in four US cities, Environmental Health Perspectives, doi:10.1289/EHP271,
- Ye D, Klein M, Chang HH, Sarnat JA, Mulholland JA, Edgerton E, Winquist A, Tolbert PE, Sarnat SE, 2016, Estimating health effects of ambient volatile organic compounds, Epidemiology, accepted,
- Winquist A, Grundstein A, Chang HH, Hess J, Sarnat SE, 2016, Warm-season temperatures and emergency department visits in Atlanta, Georgia, Environmental Research, 147, 314-323
- Alhanti BA, Chang HH, Winquist A, Mulholland JA, Darrow L, Sarnat SE, 2016, Ambient air pollution and emergency department visits for asthma: a multi-city assessment of effect modification by age, Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 26, 180-188