Dr. Christina Hemphill Fuller is assistant professor in the School of Public Health‘s Division of Environmental Health. Dr. Fuller works in the field of air quality exposure assessment and environmental epidemiology. She has a co-appointment in the department of Geosciences.
Dr. Fuller recently published an article on traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Her study evaluates the impact of vegetative barriers on particulate matter numbers and black carbon concentrations in dwellings that are close to roadways. From the article, “TRAP includes particulate matter (PM), oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and metals as well as particulate emissions from brake and tire wear.” and has been associated with adverse health outcomes.
Please read some of Dr. Fuller’s research below to learn more about air pollution in urban environments.
- Fuller CH, Carter DR, Hayat MJ, Baldauf R, Watts Hull R. Phenology of a Vegetation Barrier and Resulting Impacts on Near-Highway Particle Number and Black Carbon Concentrations on a School Campus. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Feb 8;14(2).
- Johnson R, Ramsey-White K, Fuller CH. Socio-demographic Differences in Toxic Release Inventory Siting and Emissions in Metro Atlanta. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016 Jul 23;13(8).
- Fuller CH, Williams PL, Mittleman MA, Patton AP, Spengler JD, Brugge D. Response of biomarkers of inflammation and coagulation to short-term changes in central site, local, and predicted particle number concentrations. Ann Epidemiol. 2015 Jul;25(7):505-11.
- Lane KJ, Kangsen Scammell M, Levy JI, Fuller CH, Parambi R, Zamore W, Mwamburi M, Brugge D. Positional error and time-activity patterns in near-highway proximity studies: an exposure misclassification analysis. Environ Health. 2013 Sep 8;12(1):75.
- Fuller CH, Patton AP, Lane K, Laws MB, Marden A, Carrasco E, Spengler J, Mwamburi M, Zamore W, Durant JL, Brugge D. A community participatory study of cardiovascular health and exposure to near-highway air pollution: study design and methods. Rev Environ Health. 2013;28(1):21-35.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency currently has many regulations in place such as the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act to help improve the environment. Nationally, concentrations of air pollutants have dropped significantly since 1990.
Learn more about the hazards of air pollution with these resources at Georgia State University Library.
- Traffic related air pollution and internal combustion engines
- Smogtown: The lung-burning history of pollution in Los Angeles
- Pollution and the atmosphere: Designs for reduced emissions
- Air quality in urban environments
- City of dust: Illness, arrogance and 9/11
- The smoke of London: Energy and environment in the early modern city
- Clean energy, climate and carbon
- The Air We Breathe (Film)
- Synergic influence of gaseous, particulate, and biological pollutants on human health
- Air pollution: Health and environmental impacts
- Designing Healthy Communities: Social Policy in Concrete (Film)