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Environmental Health Seminar: "From Precision Medicine to Planetary Health: The Built Environment Deserves More Attention" - Abiodun Oluyomi, PhD
Environmental Health Seminar: "From Precision Medicine to Planetary Health: The Built Environment Deserves More Attention" - Abiodun Oluyomi, PhD
WhenThursday, June 6, 2019, 12:30 – 1:20 p.m.
Description

Dr. Oluyomi is an assistant professor of medicine in the Environmental Health Service of the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine where he directs the Geospatial Modeling and Analytics Core. Broadly, Dr. Oluyomi is interested in understanding the impact of environmental exposures on health through the use of epidemiological exposure assessment methods that emphasize the significance of place. His line of research is focused in two main areas, including: the measurement of environmental exposures (mainly, built environment characteristics and air quality) and investigating the pathways through which these exposures are related to chronic diseases (mainly, obesity, cancer, and respiratory diseases) and their risk factors. He is also interested in understanding how any relationship pathways operate at varying geospatial scales, from micro (e.g., indoors) to macro (e.g., regional). A secondary line of research focus is examining how social forces create disparities in the distribution of environmental exposures and evaluating any moderating effects of these disparities on observed relationships between exposures and health. Overall, he emphasizes the significance of place through spatial epidemiology and geographic information system (GIS). Over the last ten years, he has conducted research in academia and provided consultancy services to governmental and non-governmental entities. For research, he has worked on Foundation- and NIH-funded research projects as either a co-investigator or a principal investigator. He earned master’s degrees in both urban planning and public health at the University of Iowa, and a doctorate in environmental health from The University of Texas School of Public Health.

Campus locationMagnuson Health Sciences Center T (HST)
Campus roomHSB T435
Event typesLectures/Seminars
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