Air Pollution Exposure Platform

Dr. Christopher Carlsten

Platform Leader: Dr. Christopher Carlsten

Team Members:

Dr. Jordan Guenette
Dr. Andrew Halayko
Dr. Neeloffer Mookherjee
Dr. Don Sin
Dr. Wan Tan
Dr. Teresa To
Min Ryu (PhD Candidate)
Nafeez Syed (PhD Candidate)



  • To integrate the COPD cohorts into APEL (Air Pollution Exposure Laboratory)’s well-developed exposure model
  • To address key questions of mechanism and biological plausibility of observations linking air pollution with COPD, connecting to public health concerns
  • To demonstrate that traffic-related air pollution augments subclinical (biomarker) and clinical (lung function) elements of airway disease in smokers at risk for developing COPD