Sophie RoussyMSc Student Dr. Matthew Adams, supervisor
Research and Professional Interests
My research interests concern the use of passive monitoring techniques, chemical analysis, and spatial interpolation techniques to characterize the spatial distribution of transportation-related air pollutants (specifically, benzene, ozone, nitrogen dioxide and nitric oxide) in Toronto and Hamilton. I am also interested in identifying the social determinants influencing disparities in human exposure to transportation-related pollutants and the consequential health outcomes. I plan to do this by completing an environmental justice analysis of the study area and by using epidemiological dose-response curves to calculate health effects. It is my hope that the findings from my research will inform local policies related to ambient air pollution monitoring methodology and inventory standards, air quality standards, vehicle emission standards, and land use planning, specifically regarding the placement of residential communities and facilities.