CARTEEH has developed a unique, cross-disciplinary course titled “Traffic-Related Air Pollution: Emissions, Human Exposures, and Health.”
In Phase I of this project, the outline and key topics of the course, which include 60 lectures covering the full-chain between traffic activity and human health, were developed over 30 iterations.
The outline of the course can be found here. The 60 proposed lectures broadly fall under the following categories (click on the category to view lectures):
- Basics of Air Quality, Emissions Standards, and Environmental Regulations
- Exposure Assessment of Traffic-Related Air Pollution
- Health Impacts of Traffic-Related Air Pollution
- Health Impact and Burden of Disease Assessment
- Policies, Technologies, and Mitigation Approaches
The course is designed to equip participants with cutting-edge knowledge and the skill sets required to understand, assess, and quantify road traffic, vehicle emissions, traffic-related air pollution (TRAP), human exposures, biological mechanisms, associated health effects, and population-based impacts, including their distribution and societal costs. Further, the course will specifically explore the role of current knowledge in environmental regulation and real-world policy making and practice.
The course is intended to form the basis for a three-credit-hour graduate-level course to be offered by consortium member institutions and targeted at students and practitioners in various areas including urban and transportation planning and policy, civil and transportation engineering, geography, environmental sciences and epidemiology, and public health. The individual lectures are also designed to stand alone, and can be mixed and matched to be transferable to other locations and other purposes.
In Phase II of this project, which is currently ongoing, we are developing the content and slide decks for each of the 60 proposed lectures.
So far, the following outputs resulted directly from, or were developed by building on, this effort:
Haneen Khreis, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Phase I Start Date: September 1, 2017
Phase I End Date: November 31, 2019
Phase II Start Date: November 31, 2019
Phase II End Date: October 31, 2020
Grant Number: 69A3551747128
Source Organization: CARTEEH UTC
Project Number: 608101-00502
CARTEEH Focus Area:
Emissions and Energy Estimation
Exposure and Health Impacts
Policy and Decision Making
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
University Transportation Centers Program
Department of Transportation
Washington, DC 20590 United States
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
1111 RELLIS PARKWAY, Bryan, TX 77807