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EH MATTERS Faculty: Rima Habre

Rima Habre

Rima Habre, ScD
Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine

Websites: Rima Habre Lab, Google Scholar, Faculty profile

Areas of research:

EH MATTERS Internship description:

This internship position is geared towards gaining a deeper understanding of exposure sciences in the field of environmental health, with practical data collection, analysis and research experiences. Topics and projects range from designing and executing a sampling protocol or campaign using sensors, wearables, personal monitors or other instruments, performing lab-based analyses, collecting geospatial data using geolocation (GPS) tracking and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and visualizing, analyzing and understanding patterns in multidimensional data. The ultimate goal is to develop skills in measuring and modeling personal exposures to air pollution primarily and other physical or chemical exposures in epidemiological studies.

Key publications

Bui AAT, Hosseini A, Rocchio R, Jacobs N, Ross MK, Okelo S, Lurmann F, Eckel S, Dzubur E, Dunton G, Gilliland F, Sarrafzadeh M, Habre R. Biomedical REAl-Time Health Evaluation (BREATHE): toward an mHealth informatics platform. JAMIA Open. 2020 May 7;3(2):190-200. doi:/10.1093/jamiaopen/ooaa011

Press:  Chemical & Engineering News, UCLA Institute for Digital Research & Education

Li L, Girguis M, Lurmann F, Wu J, Urman R, Rappaport E, Ritz B, Franklin M, Ross Z, Breton C, Gilliland F, Habre R. Cluster-Based Bagging of Constrained Mixed-Effect Models for High Resolution Nitrogen Oxides Prediction of over Large Regions. Environment International, 2019. doi: /10.1016/j.envint.2019.04.057

Habre R, Zhou H, Eckel S, Enebish T, Fruin S, Bastain T, Rappaport E, Gilliland F. Short-term Effects of Airport-associated Ultrafine Particle Exposure on Lung Function and Inflammation in Adults with Asthma. Environment International, May 2018. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2018.05.031

Press: USC Environmental Health Centers

Williams R, Kilaru V, Hagler G, Hassinger L, Benedict K, Rice J, Kaufman A, Judge R, Pierce G, Allen G, Bergin M, Cohen R, Fransioli P, Gerboles M, Habre R, Hannigan M, Jack D, Louie P, Martin N, Penza M, Polidori A, Subramanian R, Ray K, Schauer J, Seto E, Thurston G, Turner J, Wexler A, Ning Z. Deliberating performance targets workshop: potential paths for emerging air sensor progress. Atmospheric Environment, 2019, 10.1016/j.aeaoa.2019.100031.

Press: USC Environmental Health Centers

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