Exploring the Rise of Low-Cost Sensors in Environmental Health: A Presentation by Kirsten Koehler

EarthTalks: Utilizing Sensor Data for Assessing Environmental Health Exposure – April 1

Kirsten Koehler, an associate professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, will be delivering a talk titled “Low-cost sensors for environmental health applications” on Monday, April 1st at 4 p.m. The talk will take place in the 112 Walker Building on the University Park campus and will also be available via Zoom. In her presentation, Koehler will discuss the growing use of sensors in our daily lives due to the Internet of Things (IoT). She will explore how sensor data can be used in environmental health applications, including air pollution monitoring and exposure assessment.

Koehler’s research primarily focuses on developing new exposure assessment methods to inform public health policy. She is particularly interested in improving spatiotemporal exposure assessments for air pollutants and climate-related exposures, with a particular emphasis on how these exposures impact individuals with existing diseases such as asthma or COPD. Additionally, she aims to utilize low-cost sensor technologies to better understand the variability in exposures within urban areas.

The EarthTalks spring 2024 series by Koehler is part of a larger initiative that examines the complexities of urban systems and the interactions between human and natural systems within cities and their surrounding rural environments. The series explores topics such as transportation systems, energy production and consumption, water management, and waste management. For more information on the spring 2024 EarthTalks series and upcoming presentations, please visit their website for additional details.

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