Air Pollution and Health: Making the Jump between the Laboratory Bench and Public Policy (On-demand webinar)

2 modules

Course Length
90 mins

Region IV Public Health Training Center

22 Sep 2021



Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on May 4, 2011.

Training Overview
Every day millions of Americans are exposed to air pollution levels that have been shown to be linked to both acute and chronic health effects. Sources of air pollution are not created equal, however, and some are known to be more toxic than others. This talk will provide an overview of specific urban air pollutants of greatest concern and discuss the relative risk of the air pollution burden in Georgia. We will also learn about methods for estimating human health risk and the limitations for interpreting these estimates. Finally, we will discuss interventions designed to protect individuals from air pollution-related adverse health impacts ranging from public policies to individual behavioral modification.

The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.

This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact

About the Trainer
Jeremy Sarnat, ScD and Tegan Boehmer, PhD, MPH

Sarnat has conducted air pollution exposure and health research for the past 15 years, measuring pollutant exposures in various populations, in particular sensitive cohorts such as children, seniors and individuals with CPD. Currently, he has been conducting a study investigating in-vehicle exposures in a cohort of healthy and asthmatic car commuters and corresponding acute heart and lung response. He has worked as staff scientist for 4 years at the Israel Union for Environmental Defense in Tel Aviv, a non-profit organization of scientists and lawyers promoting sustainable development and pollution prevention.
Dr. Boehmer has a PhD and MPH degree from Saint Louis University School of Public Health and is a graduate of CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program where she completed a two-year field assignment at the Tri-County Health Department in Denver, Colorado. Since 2008, she has worked as an epidemiologist in the Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch in the CDC.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • describe key aspects of a contemporary public health issue.
  • identify lessons or innovations that resulted from these experiences and could be incorporated into contemporary public health training and education.
  • identify ways public health practitioners and health science faculty can facilitate the translation of innovation into practice.
  • develop strategic efforts to collaborate with policy makers, payers, members of the community, health providers and other stakeholders and decision-makers to promote public health and resolve public health problems.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion for Online Module

Air Pollution and Health: Making the Jump between the Laboratory Bench and Public Policy
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Resources and Evaluation
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