Recorded on Tuesday, February 8, 2022
At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:
- Identify and describe chemical hazards of wildland firefighters
- Characterize the respiratory and cardiovascular responses of smoke inhalation
- Evaluate the role of physical activity and fire characteristics on smoke exposures and resultant responses
Ilias Kavouras, PhD
Dr. Kavouras holds the position of Professor at CUNY School of Public Health. Dr. Kavouras’ research lies on the interface of chemical and health sciences to understand the coupling of atmospheric pollution and human health including the role of climate change. His research focuses on particulate matter sources and composition, development of aerosol characterization technologies, wildfires smoke emissions, geospatial, receptor and inverse modeling, and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. He has developed novel analytical protocols, geospatial analysis methods and state-of-the-art instrumentation.