Reid Recognized by the International Society of Exposure Science

Photo: Colleen Reid
Colleen Reid

In August, 2013, the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) recognized UC Berkeley doctoral candidate Colleen Reid in its 2013 Student Poster Award competition at its 23rd annual meeting held in Basel, Switzerland. She received an Honorable Mention in a competition of 35 entries. Reid, from Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health, will receive a free one-year student membership in ISES and an online JESEE journal subscription.

Her study evaluated eleven different statistical models to estimate population exposure to smoke during wildfires using data from twelve sources including satellite data from NASA, and monitoring data from the US Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board. She found the random forest model best predicted fine particulate matter (particles with aerodynamic diameter of 2.5 micrometers or less).

 

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