Wildfire has become more frequent and intense in Canada as climate continues to change. Exposure to wildfire smoke can have a wide range of population health impacts. In this talk, Dr Yao will provide an overview of recent researches on these health impacts, and have a discussion on the implications for public health strategies to mitigate these impacts.
About the Speaker
Dr Angela Yao is a Senior Scientist at the Environmental Health Services at the BC Centre for Disease Control. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. Dr Yao leads the Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Program, supporting regional and provincial public health partners in climate adaptation with data and scientific evidence. She has been working on research, surveillance and knowledge translation on the population health impacts of wildfire smoke for over 10 years.