March 31, 2016 7:30 pm Kane Hall, Room 120
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON WALKER AMES LECTURE BY DR. BASILE CHAIX
PEOPLE-PLACE INTERACTIONS, MOBILITY PATTERNS, AND METABOLIC HEALTH: A EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE
Dr. Chaix is one of the founders of the NEMESIS TEAM (Neighborhood Environments and Mobility: Effects on Social Health Inequalities, at INSERM—France’s NIH--and the University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France), which investigates the interrelationships between neighborhood environments, mobility behavior, and health status, with a particular interest for metabolic and cardiovascular health.
Among other projects, Dr. Chaix directs MOBILISENSE, a project funded by the European Research Council. This project includes a cohort of 1000 participants monitored with sensors and smartphones at baseline and after two years, in order to explore the short-term and longer-term effects of air pollution and noise related to the personal transport behavior of people on cardiovascular and respiratory health.