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EES Seminar Series - Christina Hemphill Fuller

When: Friday, April 7, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CT

Where: Technological Institute, A230, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student

Contact: Tierney Acott   (847) 491-3257

Group: McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Mitigating air pollution inequities with green infrastructure


Air pollution is a longstanding and ubiquitous exposure in the modern world that is linked to short-term illness as well as chronic disease. Green infrastructure is the utilization of vegetation in a manner that improves environmental quality within the built environment. What happens when you bring these two together? Dr. Fuller will explain how pollution levels are distributed unequally due to transportation emission sources; and how green infrastructure, specifically vegetative barriers, can be utilized to reduce hot spots of exposure with a potential benefit to millions across the U.S. 


Christina H. Fuller (ScD) is an Associate Professor at the University of Georgia College of Engineering. She is environmental health scientist dedicated to research that investigates relevant questions concerning environmental exposures and impacts. Her research aligns three related areas: (1) fate and transport of air pollution; (2) disproportionate environmental burdens on marginalized populations; and (3) novel solutions to pollution exposures. Dr. Fuller is dedicated to community engagement in research and the democratization of data that promotes environmental equity. Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and the JPB Foundation. She is co-editor of the book Ambient Combustion Ultrafine Particles and Health that summarizes the issue of ambient ultrafine particles and their health effects. Dr. Fuller is also a member of the EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC).

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