Transportation and Health

Fall 2021
Michael Rodgers
CEE 4670

In this course, we will focus on the relationship between human health outcomes and the transportation system including operations, construction and maintenance. The health outcomes that we will consider will focus on the air quality impacts for both users and the general population, including sensitive populations, as well as occupational exposure (e.g. truck and transit drivers, maintenance workers dock workers, etc.) for those directly employed in transportation. This course has been developed as a part of a multi-university collaborative effort through the Center for Advancing Research in Transportation, Energy, Emissions and Health (CARTEEH), a University Transportation Center funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The CARTEEH participating organizations (Texas A&M Transportation Institute and School of Public Health, Georgia Tech CEE, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, University of California at Riverside CE-CERT, and the University of Texas, El Paso School of Public Health) in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The partners have developed these course materials to further the understanding of the relationship between transportation and public health for both transportation and public health professionals.

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