Warren Kindzierski

My main interest is in methodologies for better understanding public health impacts/risks of environmental contamination thru investigation of human exposure (monitoring and/or modeling) and/or mining and evaluation of publicly-available environmental monitoring data.

A secondary area of interest relates to improving ways in which environmental monitoring data can be portrayed to the public in order to assist in explanation/interpretation of public health impacts/risks of environmental contamination.

Techniques used have involved case-crossover study of air pollution and heart attacks, monitoring of air pollution personal exposure, air pollution monitoring in indoor and outdoor settings, statistical trend analysis, multivariate receptor modeling and other advanced statistical approaches for analyzing, interpreting and understanding the potential for human exposure to pollutants in the environment.

I also write opinion editorials in the National Post newspaper about the use and misuse of scientific methods for interpreting public health impacts/risks of contamination in our environment.


Degrees

BSc, University of Manitoba, 1980
MSc, University of Alberta, 1982
PhD, University of Alberta, 1988


Current Projects

Review of biases in current meta-analysis methods for scientific research applications.


Publications

Young, S.S., Kindzierski, W.B. 2019. Evaluation of a meta-analysis of air quality and heart attacks, a case study. Crit Rev Toxicol. doi.org/10.1080/10408444.2019.1576587 (available at http://arxiv.org/abs/1904.01676).

Wang, X., Wang, S., Kindzierski W. 2018. Eliminating systematic bias from case-crossover designs. Stat Methods Med Research. doi.org/10.1177/0962280218797145.
Bari, M.A., Kindzierski, W.B. 2017. Concentrations, sources and human health risk of inhalation exposure to air toxics in Edmonton, Canada. Chemosphere 173: 160-171. doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.12.157.

Bari, M.A., Kindzierski, W.B. 2017. Concentrations, sources and human health risk of inhalation exposure to air toxics in Edmonton, Canada. Chemosphere 173: 160-171. doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.12.157.