Dr. John Volkens, a ColoradoSPH at CSU faculty member in the Global Health & Health Disparities concentration, is pioneering innovative technology to survey and monitor air pollution through Apple software. This work is centralized around the development of inexpensive, user-friendly, wearable air quality monitors with the potential to collect information on a range of health markers including childhood asthma. Ethan Walker (pictured right), a recent ColoradoSPH graduate from the Epidemiology concentration, worked as a GRA for John Volkens on this project during his two years in the MPH program. Ethan will be continuing on to the CSU PhD program in Epidemiology.

This exciting new technology has been featured in Apple’s Higher Education Stories podcast, as the inaugural episode.  Learn more here.