The Archives: FEST 2012
David Bates Lecture Recipient
Dr. Vedal is an epidemiologist and pulmonologist with a primary interest in the health effects of air pollution. He directs the University of Washington’s Center for Clean Air Research (CCAR), a multi-center effort of the US Environmental Protection Agency that is employing the disciplines of exposure science, toxicology, epidemiology and biostatistics to investigate the multi-pollutant cardiovascular health effects of exposure to traffic pollution. He also is studying the effects of particulate matter chemical components on subclinical atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events, supported by the Health Effects Institute, and gene-environment interactions that modify these effects, supported by NIEHS. His other research interest is occupational lung disease, and so recently completed a study in a Norwegian cohort on the effects of occupational dust exposure on lung density and airway wall thickening as measured by chest CT.