Innovation Through Scholarship and Creative Expression: ‘Providing more groundbreaking discoveries that benefit society’

Emory associate professor Lisa Thompson is bridging the gap between air pollution, climate change and health outcomes through her joint appointment with the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and the Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health in the Rollins School of Public Health.

Thompson is among the inaugural faculty members of the Emory Climate Research Initiative. Her work focuses on household air pollution, primarily in low-resource countries where most people cook with solid fuel — such as wood or coal — in unvented stoves in their homes. “The people who are most exposed to this air pollution are the women who are cooking and their young children who spend a lot of time at home,” Thompson says.  Read the full story here.