Weeberb Requia

Research Associate

Department of Environmental Health

Research Interests

Dr. Requia’s research activities focus on the investigation of human exposures to gaseous and particulate air pollutants. He is also interested in spatial models to assess the relationship between air pollution and human health at local, regional and global scales. This has involved quantitative methods in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), land use models, geostatistical models, and multiple-criteria decision analysis.

Education
  • Ph.D. in Geoscience, 2015,  University of Brasilia, Brazil
  • M.Sc. in Environmental Planning and Management, 2011, Catholic University of Brasilia, Brazil
  • BS in Environmental Engineering, 2006, Catholic University of Brasilia, Brazil
Selected Research Experience
  • 2018 – current: Research Associate, Harvard University, USA
  • 2017 – 2018: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Montreal, Canada
  • 2016 – 2018: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, McMaster University, Canada
Selected Publications (selected from 42 publications)
    • Weeberb J. Requia, Christopher D. Higgins, Matthew D. Adams, Moataz Mohamed, Petros Koutrakis (2018). The health impacts of weekday traffic: a health risk assessment of PM2.5 emissions during congested periods. Environment International, 111:164-176. http://doi.org/1.1016/j.envint.2017.11.025
    • Yuddy Ramos, Weeberb J. Requia, Benoît St-Onge, Jean-Pierre Blanchet, Yan Kestens, Audrey Smargiassi (2018). Spatial modeling of daily concentrations of ground-level ozone in Montreal, Canada: a comparison of geostatistical approaches. Environmental Research, 166:487-496. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2018.06.036
    • Weeberb J. Requia, Moataz Mohamed, Christopher Higgins, Altaf Arain, Mark Ferguson (2018). How clean are electric vehicles? Evidence-based review of the effects of electric mobility on atmospheric emissions and health. Atmospheric Environment, 185:64-77. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2018.04.040
    • Weeberb J. Requia, Matthew D. Adams, Altaf Arain, Stefania Papatheodorou, Petros Koutrakis, Moataz Mohamed (2017). Global association of air pollution and cardiorespiratory diseases: Systematic review, meta-analysis, and investigation of modifier variables. American Journal of Public Health, Supplement 1, Vol 108, No. S1. https://doi:10.2105/AJPH.2017.303839
    • Weeberb J. Requia, Matthew D. Adams, Mark Ferguson, Altaf Arain (2017). Particulate matter intake fractions for vehicular emissions at elementary schools in Hamilton, Canada: assessment of outdoor and indoor exposure. Air quality, atmosphere & health. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11869-017-0510-z
    • Weeberb J. Requia, Matthew D. Adams, Altaf Arain, Petros Koutrakis, Mark Ferguson (2017). Carbon dioxide emissions of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles: A life-cycle analysis in eight Canadians cities. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 78:1390-1396. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.05.105
    • Weeberb J. Requia, Matthew D. Adams, Altaf Arain, Petros Koutrakis, Wan Chen Lee, Mark Ferguson (2017). Spatio-temporal analysis of particulate matter intake fractions for vehicular emissions: hourly variation by micro-environments in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area, Canada. Science of the Total Environment, 599-600:1813-1822. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.05.134
    • Matthew D. Adams, Weeberb J. Requia (2017). How private vehicle use increases ambient air Pollution concentrations at schools during the morning drop-off of children. Atmospheric Environment, 165: 264-273. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.06.046
    • Weeberb J. Requia, Ron Dalumpines, Matthew D. Adams, Altaf Arain, Mark Ferguson, Petros Koutrakis (2017). Modeling spatial patterns of link-based PM2.5 emissions and subsequent human exposure in a large Canadian metropolitan area. Atmospheric Environment, 158:172-180. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.03.038
    • Weeberb J. Requia, Matthew D. Adams, Petros Koutrakis (2017). Association of PM2.5 with diabetes, asthma, and high blood pressure incidence in Canada: A spatiotemporal analysis of the impacts of the energy generation and fuel sales. Science of the Total Environment, 584-585:1077-1083. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.01.166
    • Weeberb J. Requia, Henrique Llacer Roig, Petros Koutrakis, Matthew D. Adams (2017). Modeling spatial patterns of traffic emissions across 5,570 municipal districts in Brazil. Journal of Cleaner Production, 148:845-853. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.02.010
    • Weeberb J. Requia, Henrique Llacer Roig, Petros Koutrakis, Maria Silvia Rossi (2016). Mapping alternatives for public policy decision making related to human exposures from air pollution sources in the Federal District, Brazil. Land Use Policy, 59:375-385. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.09.017
    • Weeberb J. Requia, Petros Koutrakis, Henrique Llacer Roig, Matthew D. Adams (2016). Spatio-temporal analysis of traffic emissions in over five thousand municipal districts in Brazil. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 66:12, 1284-1293. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10962247.2016.1221367
    • Weeberb J. Requia, Henrique Llacer Roig, Matthew D. Adams, Antonella Zanobeti, Petros Koutrakis (2016). Mapping distance-decay of cardiorespiratory disease risk related to neighborhood environments. Environmental Research, 151:203-215. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2016.07.038
    • Weeberb J. Requia, Petros Koutrakis, Henrique Llacer Roig, Matthew D. Adams, Cleide Moura (2016). Association between vehicular emissions and cardiorespiratory disease risk in Brazil and its variation by spatial clustering of socio-economic factors. Environmental Research, 150:452-460. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2016.06.027
    • Weeberb J. Requia, Henrique Llacer Roig, Petros Koutrakis (2015). A novel land use approach for assessment of human health: the relationship between urban structure types and cardiorespiratory diseases risk. Environment International, 85:334-342. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2015.09.026

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