Utah is infamous for it’s poor air quality, particularly during the early Winter months. The American Lung Association gave Utah County in particular an “F” in overall air quality in its 2016 State of the Air report. No county in Utah received higher than a C grade. Curious what you can do to make the air you breathe cleaner? Dr. C Arden Pope of the FHSS economics department will explain public policy and scientific differences regarding Utah’s air quality.
Dr. C. Arden Pope will speak on “Air Pollution and Health: Top 10 Scientific and Public Policy Controversies” for the 24th annual Martin B. Hickman Lecture.
C. Arden Pope, III is one of the world’s most cited and recognized experts on health effects of air pollution and has served on and/or chaired various scientific advisory and oversight boards and committees including: U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board and Chair of the U.S. EPA Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis.
Dr. Pope is the Mary Lou Fulton Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University. He has a PhD from Iowa State University (1981), was a Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health (1992/93), and an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (2008). He has conducted or collaborated on seminal studies on health effects of air pollution and has authored or coauthored approximately 200 research articles. Dr. Pope received multiple research and teaching awards.
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