Spatial Health Lab

Spatial Health Lab

Research on Health and Place

The Spatial Health Lab carries out diverse research related to health and place.

We seek to apply innovative study designs, new technologies and data science approaches to understand how environmental conditions influence human health and translate this information into effective policy and prevention activities.

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Asia air pollution map

PURE-AIR

PURE-AIR is examining household and outdoor air pollution and cardiovascular and respiratory disease within the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiological (PURE) study, including over 170,000 adults in 800 communities across 27 countries.

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Healthy Built Environments

Our research focuses on understanding the pathways and interactions between built environment-related exposures (e.g. air pollution, green space, walkability) and a wide-range of health outcomes (e.g. birth outcomes, cardiovascular disease, mental health).

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Environmental Exposure Assessment

A primary goal of our research is to develop new environmental exposure assessment methods to apply to large health studies. These include the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), measurement methods and big data approaches.

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