The Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy and Health (CARTEEH) hosted a webinar on Thursday, December 8, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. CST to discuss the connections between active transportation and the associated health benefits including clean air. Dr. Ederer will cover how infrastructure and walkability data and assessment connect to health benefits, and how inter-agency collaborations can support building environments for healthier living.
Transportation is an important social determinant of health influencing the risk of injury, cardiovascular disease, and myriad other health outcomes. America’s transition to a clean transportation system can mitigate many of the risk factors associated with our carbon-intensive transportation system. Unfortunately, air quality, transportation, and health outcomes are typically collected in separate data systems. New tools and data systems such as CDC PLACES and the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network contain disaggregated estimates of risk factors and health outcomes to facilitate research into the health effects of the transition to a clean transportation system.
- View the presentation here.
Dr. David J. Ederer, Ph.D., MPH
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. David Ederer is an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer assigned to the National Center for Chronic Diseases Prevention and Health Promotion. He has a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research focuses on applying public health principles in transportation safety, and chronic diseases related to transportation. Dr. Ederer is also a Lieutenant in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service and served on the United States delegation to the United Nations for the negotiation and adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals.