Christopher Carlsten, MD, MPH


Health care, air pollution, gene-environment interactions, public health, environmental health, respirology, and knowledge translation, air quality

In the Media

Pollution made COVID-19 worse. Now, lockdowns are clearing the air – National Geographic

To help flatten the curve, let’s clean our air – Globe and Mail

Younger Adults Make Up Big Portion of Coronavirus Hospitalizations in U.S. – New York Times

The coronavirus is deadly enough. But some experts suspect bad air makes it worse. – Washington Post

B.C. doctor warns of deadly ‘double whammy’ if coronavirus persists into wildfire season – Global

Air Quality Advisory For Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley – CKNW

Things to keep in mind with air quality advisory in place – News 1130

B.C.’s official tree is a source of health problems for many in forestry industry – Vancouver Sun

UBC finds potential biomarker for a surprising health hazard – UBC Medicine,

“Cleaner air contributes to fewer asthma, emphysema deaths” – CBC

“Diesel Particulate Matter: What are the implications for B.C.?”- The Province

“UBC researcher needs human volunteers to breathe in diesel fumes” – The Province

“Dirty air affecting your health? Pedal harder”- Globe and Mail

“Salt therapy advocates breathe easy” – Georgia Straight

Reaction to air pollution linked to genetics – David Suzuki Foundation Docs Talk

“Himalayan salt cave for relaxation and healing; is there such a thing as a sodium chloride superfix?” – Vancouver Sun