Jose Guillermo Cedeño Laurent, MSc, ScD, will be joining the Rutgers School of Public Health as assistant professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Justice. Cedeño Laurent will also serve as a resident faculty member of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute within its Division of Environmental and Population Health Biosciences.
Cedeño Laurent joins Rutgers after serving as the associate director of the Healthy Buildings Program at Harvard, where he dedicated his work to climate change and health in the built environment.
Cedeño Laurent has focused his research on advancing the understanding of mechanisms by which climate changed-related environmental exposures impact health, productivity, and safety. He also leveraged the data collection potential of novel exposure assessment methods in intervention-based, quasi-experimental studies and strengthened the evidence linking energy efficiency opportunities in buildings to public health benefits.
He has documented the negative impacts of indoor heat and indoor pollution exposures on cognitive function and developed ecologic momentary assessment tools to conduct prospective observational studies that combine environmental sensors and wearable devices.
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