CANCELED: Research Seminar with Patrick Kinney (Title TBD)


Thursday, April 23, 2020, 3:30pm to 4:45pm


Pierce 100F, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge

In accordance with Harvard policies, this talk has been CANCELED. Learn more about the campus' response to the coronavirus here:

A Harvard-China Project Research Seminar with Patrick Kinney, Professor, Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health

Title and Abstract: Forthcoming

Dr. Patrick Kinney joined the School of Public Health faculty in January 2017 as the inaugural Beverly Brown Professor of Urban Health. He was trained as an air pollution epidemiologist at Harvard School of Public Health, and came to BU after two decades at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. In his time at Columbia, he showed how warming temperatures make air pollution like urban smog worse, and more harmful to populations. He led the development of an integrated modeling system to predict the air pollution health effects of climate change into the future. Working at the intersection of climate change, health, and policy, Kinney has conducted research from the South Bronx to China to rapidly growing cities throughout Africa. At Columbia, he also created an interdisciplinary research and teaching program examining the potential impacts of climate change on health. At BU, Kinney is developing a new program that focuses on assessing the health benefits of urban climate action plans, via strategies to promote active transport, green infrastructure, and clean vehicles.

Sponsored by Harvard-China Project, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.