Institute for Global Health and EHS to host talk on climate change

February 1, 2018

The UMass Amherst Institute for Global Health and the Department of Environmental Health Sciences will host a talk by Dr. John D. Spengler, Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The talk, titled “Climate Change Requires Radical Collaborations,” will be held in the Integrated Sciences Building Room 221 on Monday, February 5 at 2:30 pm.

Dr. Spengler has conducted research in the areas of personal monitoring, air pollution health effects, aerosol characterization, indoor air pollution and air pollution meteorology. He serves as an advisor to several global organizations, including the World Health Organization, where he contributes information on indoor air pollution, personal exposure and air pollution epidemiology.

Dr. Spengler has received numerous awards including a Heinz Award for the Environment in 2003, the Max von Pettenkofer award for distinguished contributions in indoor air science from the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate’s Academy of Fellows in 2008, and a 2012 Haagen-Smit Prize for two outstanding papers published in the journal Atmospheric Environment.

The talk is the first in a series to be held in the spring 2018 semester.