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Research to Policy Engagement Initiative: Air pollution research and public health policies

May 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

If you’d like to join the discussions, please register. The Zoom information will be emailed to you, and will remain the same through the end of the semester.

Air pollution research and public health policies: during covid-19 and at other times

Our guest speaker this Friday is Prof. Michael Brauer, Professor in School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia and Affiliate Professor at IHME, University of Washington. Prof. Brauer has worked extensively on air pollution and its health impacts, served on a number of advisory committees including WHO and is one of the core contributors to the Global Burden of Disease project.  Please join us on May 15th (3-4pm) for a discussion on how air pollution research has informed policy and the links between air quality and covid-19 impacts.

The Research to Policy Engagement Initiative builds and connects a community of researchers who can learn, apply, and contribute to developing best practices in bridging knowledge to action on societal challenges.

Starting April 24, on Fridays at 3-4 pm through the rest of the spring semester, we will hold a virtual gathering that will alternate every other week between (1) informal discussions focused on what we can contribute to IDSS and MIT efforts to respond to COVID-19, including lessons for engaging with policy-makers; and (2) virtual fireside chats with guests who will speak more generally about research to policy engagement issues. We will keep you updated as we figure out further details.

MIT Technology and Policy Program
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Cambridge, MA 02139-4307