The largest health effects of environmental contamination are being experienced in developing countries. Harvard is partnering with institutions in Latin America to build local capacity to understand these local environmental exposures, quantify their health effects and develop effective prevention strategies. This panel will describe several ongoing environmental health capacity building projects in Mexico and Brazil including
• Assessing the health benefits of air pollution control policies in Mexico City over the past 25 years
• Strengthening community innovation and sustainability support systems in Mexico
• Harvard Chan – University of Sao Paulo collaborative laboratory exchange program
Douglas Dockery, John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Research Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Rick Rogers, Principal Research Scientist, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Ramon Sanchez, Director, Sustainable Technologies and Health Program, Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE), Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
This event is free and open to the public.