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Krystal Pollitt, PhD, P.Eng.

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

Contact Information

Krystal Pollitt, PhD, P.Eng.

Lab Location

Mailing Address

  • Environmental Health Sciences

    60 College Street

    New Haven, CT 06510

    United States

Research Summary

Exposure to air pollution is unavoidable and ranks in the top ten global health risks attributable to non-communicable diseases. The goal of my work is to understand the relationship between exposure to complex mixtures of air pollutants and disease. Research in my laboratory is focused on developing novel analytical approaches to characterise personal environmental exposures to understand how these pollutant exposures can adversely affect health. My group uses mass spectrometry techniques to analyse biological samples for pollutants and metabolites related to air pollutant exposure.

Extensive Research Description

Dr. Pollitt’s group has developed a wristband air sampler for high-throughput profiling of personal exposures to a broad array of airborne organic contaminants. This wearable exposomic monitor has been deployed in several international epidemiological studies to evaluate personal pollutant exposure in children, pregnant women and the elderly.


Research Interests

Air Pollution; Environmental Exposure; Mass Spectrometry; Exposome

Public Health Interests

Chronic Diseases; Environmental Health; Global Health; Infectious Diseases; Community Engagement; COVID-19

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