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Nevada, Reno: Member Featured for Largest All-ages Study of Emergency Respiratory Visits

Dr. Matt Strickland, an associate professor of epidemiology for the University of Nevada, Reno School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno was featured in NevadaToday for the largest all-ages study of emergency respiratory visits.  This study was particularly unique because Dr. Strickland, Dr. Yan Liu, Dr. Kristen Clements-Nolle and team covered nearly 45 percent of the U.S. population by including all ages in the study.  Dr. Strickland and team looked at data from 2000-2014 and focused specifically on fine particulate matter and ozone air pollutants, and noted that exposure to either pollutant is linked to increased asthma exacerbations and cardiovascular disease mortality.

In addition to this recent feature, Dr. Matt Strickland recently received a five-year, $2.8 million National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded project to study the effects of smoke from wildfires and prescribed burns on cardiorespiratory health locally.

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