Interview: Measuring Air Quality to Improve Health Equity with Dr. Kelly Jones

Sep 24, 2021
Author: 
Erin Duffy

A headshot of Dr. Kelly Jones

Interview: Measuring Air Quality to Improve Health Equity with Dr. Kelly Jones

Breath. It gives us life. From the moment we enter the world and throughout our days we take in the air around us. But for some of us taking each breath is not always easy. Asthma affects approximately one in eight individuals in the United States and has effects ranging from minor inconveniences to loss of school time for children or even loss of life. But, in order to ameliorate this problem, a better understanding of what causes asthma is needed. For instance, how does the neighborhood environment relate to hospitalizations due to respiratory illness for children? This is the question that former SESYNC postdoc and registered nurse, Dr. Kelly Jones wanted to answer.

In this audio interview, SESYNC's Erin Duffy talks to Dr. Kelly Jones about her research looking into the role of the neighborhood environment on children’s respiratory health outcomes.  

A full transcript of this interview is also available. 

 

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