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Wed, 23 Aug

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KB730, 7/F., Knowles Building, HKU

Towards Safeguarding Population Health from Climate Change and Air Pollution

Speaker: Prof. Yuming Guo Registration: https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=89843

Towards Safeguarding Population Health from Climate Change and Air Pollution
Towards Safeguarding Population Health from Climate Change and Air Pollution

Time & Location

23 Aug 2023, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm HKT

KB730, 7/F., Knowles Building, HKU, Knowles Building, Pok Fu Lam Rd, Lung Fu Shan, Hong Kong

About the event

Abstract: Climate change has already happened. It is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century. Climate change has significant consequences for population health, wellbeing and safety. Extreme weather events and air pollution are major pathways for the health impacts of climate change. Meanwhile, greenness development is a cost-effective way to reduce the health impacts of climate change. This presentation will introduce Professor Yuming Guo’s research program on health impacts of global climate change and air pollution with big data, new technology and novel approaches, as well as health benefits of greenness.

About the Speaker: Prof Yuming Guois a distinguished professor of Global Environmental Health and Biostatistics in Monash University and the Head of the Monash Climate, Air Quality Research Unit. His research focuses on environmental epidemiology, biostatistics, and the impacts of air pollution, climate change, and residential environment on human health. He has developed and participated in several large international collaborations aimed at environmental health assessment and has published over 500 papers in prestigious international journals (e.g., NEJM, Lancet, BMJ and Nature), with high citations and an H-index of 97. Prof Guo has received numerous awards and accolades for his work, including Reuters Hot List of The World’s Top Climate Scientists, Tony McMichael Award by International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, and Research Excellence Award by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. He is a Leadership Fellow of the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council and a member of Think Tank for Climate Change and Human Health in Australia. He is an Associate/Academic Editor for PLOS Medicine, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Environment International, The Innovation, and Environment & Health. He is an Adjunct Professor at The University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland, National University of Singapore, and The University of Oulu.

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