GCSC Seminar “Examining disparities in air pollution exposure and its implications for environmental justice”
February 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm MST
FASB room 295
To attend online, register: https://utah.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvdu2qpj0iGtH7sTbuKLv_ZuOqFxUbcMJY
Pollution concentrations in the United States have fallen in recent decades. Despite these improvements, relative pollution concentrations between minority communities and other communities persist. This talk will present ongoing work quantifying pollution gaps across the United States and its implications for environmental justice and health disparities. This research analyzes recent trends in pollution concentration disparities across racial groups and compares these with disparities in health outcomes often attributed to pollution.
Danae Hernandez-Cortes is an Assistant Professor at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the School of Sustainability in Arizona State University. Danae’s research studies the distributional consequences of environmental policy and environmental justice. Her work uses applied causal inference methods with remote sensing techniques and atmospheric transport models to analyze the environmental justice consequences of environmental policy.