Manila Observatory talk: Environmental pollution and public health by Dr. Candice Lung of Academia Sinica

Date: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
To: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Time: 
5:30 PM
To: 
7:00 PM

by Obiminda Cambaliza

The Air Quality Dynamics and Instrumentation Technology Development (AQD-ITD) Laboratory of Manila Observatory cordially invites you to a talk on environmental pollution and public health by Dr. Candice Lung on November 21, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. at the Heyden Hall. Dr. Lung is a Research Fellow at the Research Center for Environmental Changes, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. She is a collaborator of the AQD-ITD Laboratory in the AI-SOCD (Advanced Institute on Disaster Risk Reduction with Systems Approach for Slow-Onset Climate Disasters) transdisciplinary project “Building urban resilience: A systems approach to analyzing social and personal health risks of jeepney commuters and drivers to PM2.5 in Metro Manila, Philippines”.

Dr. Lung received her B.S. Atmospheric Sciences from National Taiwan University, and her M.S. Air Pollution and Sc. D. Environmental Pollution from the Harvard University School of Public Health. Her research interests include organic aerosols, exposure and risk assessment, environmental health management, health adaptation and heat vulnerability assessment. We requested Dr. Lung to first talk about her personal journey as an atmospheric scientist who eventually decided to focus on air quality and public health, as well as her past and current research projects especially those that actually made an impact on Taiwan’s environmental policies.