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.
Each year many SWEHSC researchers host high school students in their laboratories. Facility managers assits them process their samples and understand their data. SWEHSC members teach them about toxicology and environmental health. The program was designed by the SWEHSC Outreach Core and is conducted in collaboration with the BIO5 Instutue. Read more about this year's program