Your Indoor Air Kills - Manage It!

5:30–7:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi


In this talk, Professor Sola Olopade from the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago will be focused on the hazardous effects of indoor air pollution. 

Dr. Sola Olopade, MD, MPH, FACP, FCCP is a Professor of Medicine in the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Chicago.  As Director for Clinical programs at the Center for Global Health at UChicago and International programs at Pritzker School of Medicine, he directs and coordinates research opportunities and clinical experiences for trainees and faculty globally. He is a Co-PI on the NIH-funded D43 research-training program to teach research methods and deepen clinical research skills in chronic non-communicable diseases amongst trainees at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is also the principal investigator on an NHLBI funded pipeline program that provides research-training opportunities for underrepresented minority college students and medical students in the USA.

His research addresses the impact of environmental and genetic factors on asthma and evaluates the extent, impact and preventive strategies for mitigating the health effects of exposure of women and children to household air pollution from biomass in rural and urban settings in vulnerable populations. He recently completed the first randomized controlled study that investigated the impact of exposure to household air pollution on pregnancy outcome by transitioning pregnant Nigerian women who cooked with kerosene and biomass to ethanol. He is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP) and the American College of Physicians (FACP) and served as American College of Chest Physicians Governor for the State of Illinois from 2006-2010. He is a superb mentor and has been recognized repeatedly by his peers as a top doctor in pulmonary diseases. He is well published in his areas of expertise.

Dr. Olopade is the recipient of many honors and awards, including the American College of Chest Physician Humanitarian Award for his work on stemming the spread of HIV/AIDS among University Students in Nigeria in 2006 and for his work in highlighting the dangers of indoor pollution from biomass in the rural poor in Nigeria (2010).