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