Early Stage Researcher

Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht (Netherlands)
Geographic Information System (GIS), Literature synthesis/scoping review
Research interests
Environmental epidemiology, exposure assessment, urban air quality, migrants health, multidisciplinary research
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Tehreem Mustansar, MSc

Cities are a reflection of the health of their dwellers.

From environmental science to public health

While pursuing my master’s in Environmental Science, my interest in the field of public health and epidemiology started when I noticed how poor air quality was impacting millions of people in my home country, Pakistan, and the victims didn’t seem to care, neither did the authorities, because there wasn’t sufficient evidence to highlight the issue. I took it up as my master’s research and haven’t looked back since.

Urban environments as risk factors to human health

My interest in the urban environmental risk factors to human health led me to eventually pursue a PhD at Utrecht University as part of the SURREAL consortium. I am very interested in learning more about exposure assessment and how exposure can actually vary between different population groups living in one city resulting in differences in health outcomes between those groups. I believe that reliable research can work wonders in the improvement of public health. If my research can bring us a little bit closer to environmental justice, I will consider it a success.

Something fun about me

In my free time, I love to watch movies and visit museums.


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