Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Research Seminar Series

Friday, September 29, 2023|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM(Central Time)

Assessment of long-term particulate nitrate air pollution and its health risk in China.



Seminar sessions are FREE, and open to all!

This event will be held online, via our UTHealth Webex webinar platform and in person.



Yun Hang, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Health

UTHealth Houston

Dr. Yun Hang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences at UTHealth. Central to her research is understanding the nexus between climate change, air quality, and human health. Dr. Hang completed her postdoctoral training in Environmental Health at the Emory Rollins School of Public Health and received her PhD in Environment and Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For over nine years, she has been sponsored by NASA to use satellite remote sensing to study Earth's climate system, air pollution, and environmental justice. Currently, she is working on leveraging cutting-edge remote sensing techniques, machine learning algorithms, and low-cost sensors for environmental exposure modeling (i.e., PM2.5 constituents, extreme heat, wildfire smoke, etc.). Recently, Dr. Hang was chosen by the NASA Applied Sciences Equity and Environmental Justice program to lead a project exploring the potential of satellite data to assist underserved communities in the US. She is also a member of the NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team and a contributor to the Lancet Countdown, a worldwide initiative on climate change and health research.

About the EOHS Research Seminar Series

The Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS) Research Seminar Series presents information on current research topics and emerging issues in EOHS.

Seminars are presented by UTHealth School of Public Health faculty, doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows or external esteemed guest lecturers. Seminars are scheduled on a biweekly basis, on alternate Fridays at noon.

Target Audience:
Physicians, Nurses, Safety Professionals, Industrial Hygienists, Epidemiologists, Graduate Students and other public health professionals.

The objective of the series is to identify and discuss new methods, advances and current topics in environmental and occupational health science research and apply current knowledge and key assumptions in environmental health sciences and other areas to advance the development of the field.

Learning Outcome(s): At the completion of this series of lectures the Physician, Registered Nurse, Safety Professionals, Industrial Hygienists, Epidemiologists, Graduate Students and other public health professionals will be able to (1) recognize an environmental and/or occupational health problem; (2) identify new methods, advances and current research in the environmental and occupational health science; (3) discuss research outcomes; (4) consider application of major research findings; and (5) apply lessons learned to public health practices and patient care.

Houston Campus Location & Parking


The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

School of Public Health

1200 Pressler St., Room E-505

Houston, TX 77030

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All campus visitors must sign in at security and present a current form of government issued identification. Please arrive 15 minutes early to park, check-in, receive a visitor badge, and proceed to the elevator lobby.

Parking information

Visitor parking is available in front of the UTHealth School of Public Health in a minimal capacity for a fee.

Parking can also be found at TMC Garage 2 across Holcombe off Bertner.

Click here for TMC Garage 2 rates and Map.


To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact us 7-10 days before the activity by email at SWCOEH.CE@uth.tmc.edu.

Additional Seminar Dates

Seminars are offered over the course of the 2023-2024

Please regularly check the training calendar for updated seminar registration page availability and information at


Fall 2023


September 15, 2023
September 29, 2023
October 13, 2023
October 27, 2023
November 10, 2023
December 01, 2023

Spring 2024

January 19, 2024
February 02, 2024
February 16, 2024
March 01, 2024
March 15, 2024

March 29, 2024

April 12, 2024

Contact Us

Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Outreach Program

1200 Pressler St., RAS W1014
Houston, TX 77030

Email: SWCOEH.Outreach@uth.tmc.edu
To learn more about the SWCOEH, please visit us on the web at www.swcoeh.org


Your Best Response to a Changing World!

The Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) supports research, education and outreach in occupational and environmental health. The SWCOEH is housed within the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences of the UTHealth School of Public Health.

The SWCOEH was established in 1977 as a NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center (ERC), now one of 18 ERCs in the nation. In 1985, the SWCOEH became a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health.

Visit www.SWCOEH.org to learn more about our graduate-level education in environmental and occupational health, research and continuing education and outreach programs.


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