This week's Statistics Seminar Speaker will be Kathy Ensor from Rice University.
Title: Ambient Air Quality and Health Effects: How can we understand the link?
Abstract: Much of environmental statistics has concerned itself with estimating pollution levels in air, water and soil. In this talk I take an important step of understanding ambient air pollution levels and their possible link to acute health events. This work requires advances in spatial-temporal modeling of ambient air quality for multiple pollutants from monitoring network data as well as categorical epidemiological models of observed public health outcomes. The advancements in methodology lead to a better understanding of at risk populations and the influence of air quality on the risk profile. An objective of this multi-faceted statistical research is an improved community health-based warning system.
Refreshments will be served after the seminar in 1181 Comstock Hall.