CARTEEH Summer Internship
The CARTEEH Summer Internship program is now under way, and four upper-level undergraduates with interests in transportation and health have chosen to participate. Students will spend 10 weeks in the CARTEEH offices this summer, each taking on a chosen research topic under the guidance of a TTI researcher serving as their mentor. At the end of the summer, students will present a poster on their topic to a university-wide audience for summer undergraduate research students. Throughout the summer, they will join SAFE-D University Transportation Center interns for professional development activities, as well as other activities designed to teach them about transportation and health and other areas of transportation research and practice.
Shown at the CARTEEH welcome breakfast are (left to right): Cristhophe Nunez, Manuel Velasco, Dr. Joe Zietsman (CARTEEH center director), Marcia Walker (program coordinator), Siena Wener, Kristin Sanchez, and Andrew Glazener.
CARTEEH participates at Council of University Transportation Centers Summer Meeting
At the recent Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) meeting held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dr. Joe Zietsman and Dr. Mary Fox, CARTEEH center director and associate director, participated in a panel discussion titled “The Rules of Engagement: How to Develop and Maintain Working Partnerships.” The panel discussed how to cultivate relationships with other organizations and how to position a team for opportunities, as well as what makes for a good partnership and how to choose a partner.
Shown are the panel members (left to right): Dr. Genevieve Giuliano, University of Southern California; Kenneth Coleman, LA Metro; Dr. Joe Zietsman and Dr. Mary Fox, CARTEEH.
Haneen Khreis presents her work on the Health Impacts of Urban Transportation to Southern California Universities
Dr. Haneen Khreis, CARTEEH Assistant Research Scientist, was invited to present her work on traffic-related air pollution and childhood asthma at the Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health, part of the University of California, Los Angeles. In her presentation, Dr. Khreis presented results from recent burden-of-disease assessments of traffic-related air pollution and childhood asthma onset, highlighting differences in the burden-of-disease’s estimates across different methods and pollutant selections. She overviewed novel methods to model the full chain of events from exposure source (vehicle emissions), through pathways (air pollution and exposure levels) to health impacts (development of childhood asthma) in a disadvantaged population with public concern about the effects of air pollution. Khreis also presented this and wider work on transportation and health at the Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center and the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California.