Mayra Chavez’s Ph.D. Dissertation title is Assessing Children’s Spatiotemporal Exposures to Transportation Pollutants in Near-Road Communities.
Chavez is in the Li Research Group and her research addresses CTECH’s focus area of Behavior, Active Transportation, and Community Health, which studies the links between travel behavior, active transportation, the built environment, and health.
Chavez writes, “Children living in near-road communities are constantly exposed to traffic-related air pollutants and their health could be adversely impacted by these pollutants. A temporal and spatial characterization of children’s exposures would fill out the data gap between the exposure concentrations and health outcome measurements for near-road communities.” Chavez’s lead faculty advisor remarks, “With her excellent academic performance and potential to succeed in transportation engineering, she will no doubt be a role model for women engineers and Hispanic Americans.”
Pictured in this photo are Dr. Wen-Whai Li, Dr. Anthony Tarquin, Mayra Chavez, and Dr. Leah Whigham.