Lynn Mazzoleni

Observations of the Molecular Composition of Atmospheric Aerosol using Ultrahigh-Resolution Mass Spectrometry

Dr. Mazzoleni is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and the Co-Director of the Chemical Advanced Resolution Methods (ChARM) Laboratory at Michigan Tech. She received her Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences and Health from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2005. Her primary research interests are focused on the identification of organic aerosol constituents from various atmospheric environments with a special interest in biomass combustion and aqueous phase chemistry. Dr. Mazzoleni's research group uses a combination of advanced mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography, and data science methods for a discovery-centered approach to identify organic molecules in atmospheric complex mixtures. She is the recipient of several awards, including a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award for a research-focused sabbatical at the Italian National Center for Research in Bologna, Italy.


Alvaro Osornio-Vargas 

Air Pollution Health Effects. Exploring the role of mixtures.

Dr. Alvaro Osornio-Vargas research interest is in air pollution and related health effects. Specifically, he has focused on the effects of particulate matter at the experimental level. He has more than 130 publications, including six children’s books on Health Education. He obtained his Medical, Master's and Ph.D. Degrees from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and had two postdoctoral experiences, one at University of Maryland and another at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. He worked as a researcher in the Mexican National Cancer Institute (1990-2009) and worked on the Advisory Board for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation on Children’s Environmental Health (2002–2004).
In August 2009, he joined the Department of Paediatrics, University of Alberta to develop the research segment of a Children’s Environmental Health initiative. Currently, in addition to his experimental work with particulate matter, he leads a team working on mapping the distribution of children’s disease and mixtures of industrial air pollutants in Canada. He teaches a course for the Paediatrics Graduate Program on Children’s Health and the Environment. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Rutgers School of Public Health and the School of Public Health, University of Alberta.


Charlene C. Nielsen 

Dr. Charlene C. Nielsen is dedicated to defending the "health of the land" for all organisms on earth by developing Geographical Information Systems solutions through integrative collaborations on energy sector impacts on wildlife habitat, water quality, and more recently human health. She completed her M.Sc. in Geography, with a Specialization in GIS and Remote Sensing, at the University of Calgary, and more recently, her interdisciplinary PhD in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Medical Sciences – Pediatrics at the University of Alberta. She was part of the Data Mining and Neonatal Outcomes project team exploring the spatial co-location of adverse birth outcomes and maternal environmental exposures.
She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Pediatrics with Dr. Alvaro Osornio-Vargas and brings the geographic perspective to children’s health and the environment by modeling and mapping large databases of health outcomes and sources of environmental exposures. Charlene has been a guest lecturer in environmental health, GIS, and conservation, and is a member of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, Canadian Association of Geographers, American Association of Geographers, inVIVO Planetary Health, the Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium, and the Women’s and Children’s Health Research Institute.