Perry Hystad, PhD

Assistant Professor

College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Milam Hall 20C
Corvallis, OR 97331

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Office phone: 541-737-4829

School, program or other affiliation

  • School of Biological and Population Health Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • International Health

Research Interests

I am an environmental epidemiologist focused on understanding the health impacts related to place. A large portion of my research uses spatial exposure assessment methods to determine the chronic health effects associated with exposure to air pollution, including cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and cancer. Given the spatially correlated nature of numerous social and environmental exposures, I integrate this research within a multidisciplinary framework to examine the interactions between social and environmental health determinants. For example, neighborhood socioeconomic conditions (e.g. deprivation and community belonging), built environment characteristics (e.g. neighborhood walkability and active transportation), and other environmental exposures (e.g. noise). Currently, I am working on a global cohort study to determine the cardiopulmonary health impacts from outdoor and household air pollution as well as examining co-benefits between air pollution and climate change reductions.

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Spatial Health Lab


Dr. Perry Hystad received his MSc from the University of Victoria in Geography and his doctorate from the University of British Columbia in Epidemiology.

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