February 13 Webinar: Environmental health research opportunities through CPTP and CANUE: Today and in the future

Posted January 20, 2020

February 13, 2020

The Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE), an initiative funded by CIHR’s Environmental Health Signature Initiative, is advancing research on urban living and human health. One of CPTP’s key collaborators, CANUE provides pre-linked environmental exposure data for the cohort to help accelerate research to increase scientific understanding of the interactions among the physical features of the urban environment and health.

Watch the webinar, Environmental health research opportunities through CPTP and CANUE: Today and in the future, on our YouTube channel.

This webinar provided an overview of the CANUE data and research opportunities made possible by linking CPTP’s individual lifestyle, genetic and behavioural data with CANUE’s environmental exposure metrics. This collaboration provides health researchers easy access to standardized urban environmental exposures and allowing them to tackle real-world problems related to exposures and the subsequent health outcomes. Ultimately, new knowledge enabled by the CANUE-CPTP partnership will help identify cost-effective actions that promote healthy childhood development and aging, reduce the burden of chronic disease, and minimize the impact of changing environment.

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Jeffrey Brook

About the Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Brook

Dr. Jeffrey Brook is CANUE’s Principal Investigator and Scientific Director. He is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry. He has 25 years of experience as an Environment Canada scientist working at the science-policy interface. He is one of Canada’s leading experts in air quality, recognized at all levels of government and academically, including for his substantial contributions in air pollution health research. Dr. Brook has led scientific assessments to inform policy nationally and internationally, and advised multi-stakeholder groups shaping policy.

Click here to watch CPTP’s last webinar, Spanning Bench to Behaviour: Harnessing CPTP data to understand lifestyle risks across the health spectrum