Integrative Health Institute (IHI)

Alvaro Osornio-Vargas

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Alvaro Osornio-Vargas is Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. His 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 100 publications, including six children’s books on Health Education. He worked as a researcher in the Mexican National Cancer Institute (1990-2009) and worked in the Advisory Board for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation on Children’s Environmental Health (2002–2004). In August 2009, he joined Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta to develop the research segment of a Children’s Environmental Health initiative. Currently, he is working on a project mapping the distribution of children’s disease and industrial air pollutants in Canada. He teaches a new course for the Pediatrics Graduate Program on Children’s Health and the Environment. He is also holds Adjunct Professor status in the Schools of Public Health at University of Michigan and Rutgers University.