Health Effects of Wood Smoke

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After I graduated from nursing school and began working in healthcare, I never thought I would end up working alongside engineers and studying air pollution. My career path led me to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Health, where I joined the Volckens group and began studying the health effects of household air pollution from the use of cookstoves in low- and middle-income regions around the world. Now pursuing a Ph.D. in epidemiology, my background gives me a unique perspective in a multidisciplinary group working to improve health on a global scale through cookstove research. That’s me on the left in the photo, setting up a wireless blood pressure monitor for our study looking at the health effects of cookstove use.

  • Date February 2018
  • Author E. Walker