Exposome-NL Lecture - Mei-Po Kwan

11 Apr 2022 | 10.00 - 11.00Online

Every second Monday of the month the Young Investigators Network invites a researcher from inside or outside the Exposome-NL consortium to inspire and inform the Exposome community, and to learn from each other. The sessions will be concluded with an interactive discussion. Join us on April 11th, when Mei-Po Kwan is our guest.

Integrating Geospatial Technologies, Environmental Science, and Health Research

Mei-Po Kwan
The Choh-Ming Li Professor of Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Shatin, Hong Kong professor.
Professor, The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong.

There is a huge potential for enhancing our understanding of and ability to prevent human disease through integrating the knowledge and methods in geography, environmental science, biomedical science, and public health. In this presentation, I discuss recent conceptual and methodological developments that help advance interdisciplinary research on the interaction between human health and the environment. Drawing upon my recent projects on individual exposures to green/blue spaces, light-at-night, and air and noise pollution, I explore how the collection, integration, and analysis of high-resolution space-time data enabled by advanced geospatial and mobile technologies (e.g., real-time mobile sensing and GPS tracking) can help identify the “truly relevant geographic context in space and time” and provide new insights into the relationships between human health, people’s daily mobility, and the complex spatiotemporal dynamics of environmental influences.

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Online link

Decoding the exposome

Decoding the exposome

The environment we live in has a dominant impact on our health. It explains an estimated seventy percent of the chronic disease burden. Where we live, what we eat, how much we exercise, the air we breathe and whom we associate with; all of these environmental factors play a role. The combination of these factors over the life course is called the exposome. There is general (scientific) consensus that understanding more about the exposome will help explain the current burden of disease and that it provides entry points for prevention and ...

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