Faculty Candidate Dr. Jeffery Wing, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University Seminar:
Neighborhood Environment and Stroke in a Bi-Ethnic Community:
Stroke is a leading cause of disability in the United States and costs related to stroke are enormous. Much is known about individual level risk factors for stroke and stroke severity, but less is known about environmental risk factors. Air pollution may be an aspect of the environment that contributes to stroke risk, but current evidence is inconsistent. My aim is to advance the current understanding of the associations between features of the environment and ischemic stroke (both incident and recurrent) and stroke severity. Specifically, exploring the effects of ambient air pollution (particulate matter < 2.5 µm in aerodynamic diameter (PM2.5), ozone (O3)), and neighborhood disadvantage on stroke.
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