at EPA are showing that health disparities can be influenced by the neighborhood
environment. People who
live in communities where there is environmental pollution, lower incomes,
traffic and lack of green spaces, for example, may be at greater risk of
negative health outcomes. Neighborhood‐level socioeconomic status or deprivation can influence
various health outcomes of residents and may, in fact, exacerbate responses
to local environmental conditions, such as air pollution. Research at EPA
examines effects of neighborhood factors on cardiovascular and overall
health as well as molecular indicators of aging. This research also
examines whether exposure to air pollution and neighborhood factors
combined contribute to greater health effects than those observed with
either exposure alone. As EPA focuses on environmental justice issues, it
is increasingly important to understand how neighborhood factors and air
pollution combined may affect health outcomes.
certificate of attendance will be offered for this webinar.
Anne Weaver, Ph.D.
Anne Weaver is an epidemiologist with EPA’s Center for Public Health and
Environmental Assessment (CPHEA). Since joining the EPA in 2017, Dr. Weaver
has focused on studying disparities in air pollution and cardiovascular
disease among people with different sociodemographic backgrounds. Anne
received her Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo in 2015.
Timothy Wade, Ph.D.
Timothy J. Wade is an epidemiologist and Associate Division Director of the
Public Health and Environmental Systems Division in CPHEA. His research
experience and interests include community health surveillance, social
determinants of health, biomarker development, statistical modeling,
exposure assessment, and microbial risk assessment. Dr. Wade holds a Ph.D.
from the University of California, Berkeley.
is a computational biologist and environmental epidemiologist in CPHEA. Dr.
seeks to understand the environmental factors which influence health in
vulnerable populations and the molecular mechanisms that influence
environmental health risks. Cavin holds a Ph.D. from Duke University.