Paloma Beamer, PhD, an assistant professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Arizona's Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been named to the Arizona Daily Star's "40 Under 40" young
Paloma Beamer (Research Focus Group 2) of the University of Arizona Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center spends a lot of her time thinking about dust, what it's made of and where it comes from.
Dr. Paloma Beamer's research investigates indoor contaminants (dust) contributed by either the tracking in of contaminated soil or from the infiltration of airborne particulates. She and her Public Health colleague, Dr.
University of Arizona Environmental Engineer Paloma Beamer, PhD, has been awarded a five-year, $666,000 career development grant to study how exposures to environmental pollutants may lead to the development of respiratory disease in children, particularly in vulnerable and underserved populations.
The goal of this project is to create air pollution maps by measuring NOx, PM2.5, and PM10 concentrations in the Tucson area, and then use this data in a land use regression analysis to model air pollution concentrations to assess various health metrics from multiple ARC cohorts, including: the Children’s Respiratory Study (CRS), Infant Immune Study (IIS), and Tucson Epidemiological Study of Airway Obstructive Disease (TESAOD). Study procedures are adapted from the ESCAPE study.
Paloma Beamer, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences within the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, and an Assistant Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering.