UC Irvine News Brief: UCI's Jun Wu wins $450,000 air pollution research award
The assistant professor of public health & epidemiology will probe links to adverse birth outcomes.
Jun Wu, assistant professor of public health and epidemiology, has won $450,000 and the 2010 Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award for a project to examine adverse reproductive health outcomes associated with pregnant women’s exposure to gaseous and particulate air pollution. The award is granted by the Health Effects Institute, a Boston-based nonprofit funded jointly by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the worldwide motor vehicle industry. Wu will develop four different ways of estimating exposure to air pollution and investigate links between exposure and specific birth outcomes in California from 2001 to 2008. “This is a well-deserved honor,” said Oladele Ogunseitan, chair of the Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention.