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Krystal Pollitt

Assistant Professor

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Research and Background

Exposure to air pollution, particularly traffic-related air pollutants, has been linked to the development of cardiopulmonary diseases, execration of existing chronic airway disease, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and premature death. Traffic-related air pollutants represents is complex mixture of gases, including carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and hydrocarbons, as well as nano-sized particulate matter known as ultrafine particles. My research is interested in characterising our personal exposure to traffic-related air pollutants through the development of wearable sensors and new approaches for biological monitoring. The analytical tools that we are working on in the lab will improve exposure assessment in epidemiological studies investigating the link between traffic-related air exposures and disease.

Contact Info

Krystal Pollitt
149D Goessman Laboratories, Environmental Health Sciences, UMassAmherst,
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

Research in Action


Bachelors of Applied Science, University of Toronto, 2005; Masters of Applied Science, University of Toronto, 2007; PhD, King's College London, 2011;Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Toronto/University Health Network, 2011-2014. Registered Professor


Godri Pollitt et al (2016) Environmental Health. In Press. Maikawa et al (2016) Science of the Total Environment. 568: 1102-1109.

Zimmerman et al (2014) Atmospheric Environment. 86:140.

Yao et al (2013) Atmospheric Environment. 80:499.

Full Curriculum Vitae

Full Curriculum Vitae