Transportation is a major source of anthropogenic air pollution. Transportation-related air pollution has been linked to premature mortality and a wide spectrum of global diseases including asthma, lung cancer, stroke, autism, dementia, diabetes and obesity. Reducing transportation energy consumption and emissions can improve air quality and reduce adverse impacts on public health and health equity.
We aim to promote healthy transportation planning and policy by bringing together experts from the transportation and health disciplines. We will discuss research, policy, and emerging issues related to transportation, air quality, and human health. We welcome students, researchers and faculty, and practitioners from the public and private sectors.
Keynote speakers will be Daniel S. Greenbaum from the Health Effects Institute and Neil Pedersen from the Transportation Research Board, leaders in the fields of health and transportation.
The keynote session, moderated by Katie Turnbull, Texas A&M Transportation Institute executive associate director, will feature each speaker’s unique perspective — one on producing trusted science for cleaner air and improved health worldwide, and the other on direction and leadership of the world’s largest transportation research and practice community. The speakers will discuss research pathways for addressing the emerging area of health and transportation. These insights will set the stage for a fruitful symposium and help us work across the disciplines to make a global impact.