A Lecture by Kirk R. Smith, MPH, Ph.D.
Professor of Global Environmental Health, UC Berkeley
Feb. 9, 2011
UPC: Davidson Conference Center, Embassy Room
Kirk R. Smith is Professor of Global Environmental Health and Chair of the Graduate Group in Environmental Health Sciences. He is also founder and coordinator of the campus-wide Masters Program in Global Health and Environment and Associate Director for International Programs of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health.
Previously, he was founder and head of the Energy Program of the East-West Center in Honolulu, where he still holds appointment as Senior Fellow in Environment and Health after moving to Berkeley in 1995.
His research work focuses on environmental and health issues in developing countries, particularly those related to health-damaging and climate-changing air pollution, and includes ongoing field projects in India, China, Nepal, and Guatemala.
He serves on a number of national and international scientific advisory and editorial boards including the Executive Committees for the Global Energy Assessment and the Global Air Quality Guidelines and has published over 250 scientific articles and 7 books. He holds bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees from UC Berkeley and, in 1997, was elected member of the US National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors awarded to US scientists by their peers.
Lecture co-hosted by the USC Energy Institute, the Wrigley Environmental Institute and the Southern California Environmental Health Science Center.