About Marianne Hatzopoulou
Dr. Marianne Hatzopoulou is a Canada Research Chair in Transportation and Air Quality, and leads the Transportation and Air Quality (TRAQ) research group. Her expertise is in modelling road transport emissions and urban air quality as well as evaluating population exposure to air pollution. Her research aims to capture the interactions between the daily activities and travel patterns of urban dwellers and the generation and dispersion of traffic emissions in urban environments. She has developed regional GHG emission inventories for Toronto, Montreal, and Philadelphia as well as evaluated the potential of travel demand and technology scenarios on emission reduction. She has been invited on a number of panels and colloquia to speak about strategies to reduce transportation-related GHG emissions. In addition, Dr. Hatzopoulou has an active research stream in air pollution exposure and health. She has spearheaded a number of large air pollution monitoring campaigns and investigated potential determinants of exposure including meteorological effects, road geometry, the types of built environments, and traffic composition. She has also designed and implemented panel studies aiming at linking exposure to traffic emissions with measurable physiological changes in study participants. She works closely with epidemiologists in the development of improved measures for air pollution exposure and has received funding from federal and provincial health agencies to conduct integrative research in transportation, air pollution, and public health.