Dr. Jeffrey R. Brook
Current research and/or projects
Studies of the sources, atmospheric behaviour and impacts of air pollutants across Canada
- Leading mobile air quality research initiative with activities across Canada to better identify characteristics of smog, human exposure patterns and high impact source contributions
- Studying the relationship between particulate mass, constituents and the role of transportation and other sources
- Examining source-ambient relationships for local and distant sources in relation to human health effects
- Controlled human exposure studies
- Computation of pollutant dry deposition
Professional activities / interests
Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto, Department of Public Health Sciences and Chemical Engineering
Associate Editor for the Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, Pittsburgh, PA, for over seven years
AllerGen National Centre of Excellence Research Management Committee
Internationally known as Canadian expert on urban air quality and expert on air quality-health linkages; Works internationally with U.S. and Mexican counterparts on air quality assessments and research; Involved in measurement and/or analysis of Air Quality in Mexico City, Malaysia, Beijing, eastern U.S. and the Arctic
Education and awards
Ph.D., M.Sc. - The University of Michigan
Diploma in Meteorology - McGill University
B.Sc. - Michigan State University
Brook J.R., L. Graham, J.P. Charland et al. 2007. Investigation of the motor vehicle exhaust contribution to primary fine particle organic carbon in urban air. Atmos. Envir. 41:119-135.
Lu G., J.R. Brook, M.R. Alfarra et al. 2006. Identification and characterization of inland ship plumes over Vancouver, BC. Atmos. Envir. 40:2767-2782.
Brook J.R., K. Strawbridge, B.J. Snyder et al. 2004. Towards an understanding of the fine particle variations in the LFV: integration of chemical, physical and meteorological observations. Atmos. Envir. 38:5775-5788.
Lee P. K., J.R. Brook, E. Dabek-Zlotorzynska et al. 2003. Identification of the major sources contributing to PM2.5 observed in Toronto. Envir. Sci. Technol. 37:4831-4840.
Urch B., J.R. Brook, D. Wasserstein et al. 2004. Relative Contributions of PM2.5 chemical constituents to acute arterial vasoconstriction in humans. Inhal Tox. 16(6-7):345-352.
Brook J.R., R.D. Brook, B. Urch et al. 2002. Inhalation of fine particulate air pollution and ozone causes acute arterial vasoconstriction in healthy adults. Circulation. 105:1534-1536.