BA,MD,Master of Public Health
Chris Carlsten, MD MPH is an Associate Professor and holds the endowed Chair in Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease at the University of British Columbia. His research has resulted in his being granted the CIHR New Investigator award and the Career Investigator Award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. He is also an associate at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. He attended undergraduate and medical school at Stanford University before training in internal, occupational, pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Washington. His clinical and research interests center on occupational airways disease, including the effects of diesel exhaust and other inhaled exposures on asthma induction and exacerbation. His laboratory investigates the cardio-pulmonary-immunological health effects of inhaled environmental and occupational exposures, using diesel exhaust, western red cedar, and phthalates as model inhalants. A fundamental question that the lab will address relates to the synergism of inhaled particles and allergens in mediating health effects. The research of the lab uses an interdisciplinary, team-focused approach to ask related questions on multiple levels (genetic, cellular, gross functional, epidemiologic, etc). The epidemiological complement to experimental questions uses a meta-birth cohort of over 20,000 children to study incident asthma related in air pollution (http://tag.spph.ubc.ca). As director of the Occupational Lung Disease Clinic at The Lung Centre (Vancouver General Hospital), he welcomes patients with concerns regarding occupational or environmental exposures contributing to respiratory disease including asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease, cancer, and pleural disease.
Diesel exhaust and asthma Diesel exhaust and exercise Effects of Exposure to Air Pollution on Cognition (EAPOC) Canadian Asthma Primary Prevention Study (CAPPS) Cedar Asthma Sputum Markers (CASM) Study Grain Study Woodstove Exchange Study (WEST) The Traffic pollution, Asthma, Genetics (TAG) Study Genetics and Public Health
- JAMA - 2006, Nov 22
- Inhalation toxicology - 2008, Aug 7
- The European respiratory journal - 2011, Feb 1
- Occupational and environmental medicine - 2011, Mar 10
- Inhalation toxicology - 2011, Apr 4