Title: Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Organization: Colorado State University
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Dr. David Rojas-Rueda’s primary research focuses on promoting a healthy urban design, supporting mitigation, and adaptation to climate change. David is an environmental epidemiologist with over ten years of experience evaluating the health impacts of urban and transport planning policies related to air pollution, traffic noise, green spaces, heat island effects, physical activity, and traffic accidents. He has worked in several countries around Europe, Africa, Latin, and North America. David specializes in health impact assessment, populational risk assessment, the burden of disease, and citizen science. His research actively involves citizens, stakeholders, local and national authorities. He has active collaborations with the World Bank and United Nations agencies, such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), and UN-Habitat.