SPHPM - Seminar Series - Dr Yuming Guo - Outdoor air pollution, temperature and human health

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Event Details

1 December 2016 at 2:30 pm – 1 December 2016 at 3:30 pm
Lecture Theatre, Level 5 Alfred Centre
Alfred Centre
Open to:
Medicine, Nursing, Health Science


About the event

Speaker: Dr Yuming Guo, Senior Research Fellow, University of QueenslandOutdoor air pollution, temperature and human health

Globally, outdoor air pollution is one of the most pressing challenges emerging from the rapid industrialization, while extreme temperatures appear more frequently due to climate change. Therefore, understanding how air pollution and temperature impact human health is very important for decision-makers in tackling the challenges of reduction of air pollution and heat-warning system that is health-supportive. This presentation will give an overview of studies on air pollution/temperature and health, and introduce studies performed by Yuming and his group.

About Dr Yuming Guo

Yuming Guo is a Senior Research Fellow supported by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship, at Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in University of Queensland School of Public Health. Yuming is interested in assessing the associations between environmental exposures (e.g., air pollution and weather) and human health using advanced statistical models. He has developed a large international collaboration to examine the disease burden of air pollution and global climate change on human health.

He leads and participates in analyses for several international collaborations and, in this capacity, liaises with scientists with diverse perspectives to encourage multidisciplinary approaches to problem-solving. He has been awarded best environmental epidemiology paper by international society for environmental epidemiology, and best young investigator by The Lancet-Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences committee.

He is an adjunct professor at University of Oulu, Finland and Jinan University (Guangzhou), China. He has published more than 100 research papers in the last five years in prestigious journals including: The Lancet, BMJ, Environmental Health Perspectives, Epidemiology, and American Journal of Epidemiology.

Anita Wluka
Monash University