Joel Kaufman

10-Year Study Shows How Air Pollution Fosters Heart Disease

Long-term exposure to air pollution has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, but the biological process has not been understood. Now, direct evidence from a 10-year epidemiological study shows that air pollution — even at levels below regulatory standards — accelerates the progression of atherosclerosis that can cause heart attacks.

People and Places, Summer 2015

News about our department's faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

PhD Student Receives American Heart Association Fellowship

Kristen Cosselman received a fellowship from the American Heart Association to support her research investigating the acute effects of diesel air pollution on cardiovascular health.

Reducing School Bus Pollution Improves Children’s Health

Use of clean fuels and updated pollution control measures in the school buses that 25 million children ride every day could result in 14 million fewer absences from school a year, based on a study by the University of Michigan and the University of Washington.

People and Places, Spring 2015

News about our department's faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

New Report: UW Researchers Measure Diesel Pollution in South Seattle

The residents of the Georgetown and South Park neighborhoods in Seattle's Duwamish Valley now know how much diesel exhaust they are exposed to, thanks to the researchers in our department and Puget Sound Sage.
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