STAR Indoor Air and Climate Change Progress Review Meeting and Webinar
Date and Time
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
Interdisciplinary Research Building at Howard University
Georgia Ave. and W St. NW
Washington, DC 20060
One of the high-priority research areas identified by EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) involves the interaction between issues of air quality, climate and energy, which can impact human health and the environment. To advance its statutory mission, and recognizing the continuity between indoor and outdoor air quality, EPA funded research at nine institutions through STAR grants. The goal is to advance and develop the understanding of the effects of climate change on indoor air quality and the resulting health outcomes associated with exposure. This research explores the anticipated effects of climate change on indoor air quality directly through a variety of mechanisms, and indirectly through adaptations in building use and design.
This progress review meeting brings together grantees, researchers and policy makers from EPA and other federal agencies to discuss current findings and implications. EPA aims to facilitate discussions that will promote further collaborations between federal agencies and research institutions.
For those unable to attend the meeting in person, presentations will be live-streamed via Adobe Connect. Additional details, including the webinar URL, will be emailed to attendees following registration.
Wednesday, Dec. 7: Changes in the Climate and Health Outcomes
These presentations will discuss new research on indoor air quality, changes in the climate and the outcomes associated with exposure to pollutants.
- Glenn Morrison, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Indoor Exposure to Pollutants Associated with Oxidative Chemistry: Field Studies and Window-Opening Behavior
- Howard Kipen, Rutgers University
Climate Change, Indoor Ozone and Vascular Function
- Christopher Uejio, Florida State University
Indoor Environment and Emergency Response Health Outcomes
- Shelly Miller, University of Colorado, Boulder
Climate Change Mitigation in Low-Income Communities in Colorado: Home Weatherization Impacts on Respiratory Health and Indoor Air Quality during Wildfires
Thursday, Dec. 8: Assessing the Impact
These presentations will discuss new research on indoor air quality and the health risks, outcomes and impacts that can occur after prolonged exposure to the environment.
- Petros Koutrakis, Harvard University
Assessing the Potential Impact of Global Warming on Indoor Air Quality and Human Health in Two U.S. Cities: Boston, MA and Atlanta, GA
- GZ Brown, University of Oregon
Impacts of Weatherization on Microbial Ecology and Human Health
- David Sailor, Arizona State University
Determinants of Indoor and Outdoor Exposure to Ozone and Extreme Heat in a Warming Climate and the Health Risks for an Aging Population