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Alvaro Osornio Vargas

  • MD, PhD
  • Professor
  • University of Alberta
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  • 2150CitationsNumber of citations received by Alvaro's publications. Updated daily.

Research interests

Children's Health and the EnvironmentParticulate MatterAir Pollution


Airborne particulate matter mediated toxic effects. Mechanisms involved in cell activation after exposures to particles. Interdisciplinary studies correlating sources and composition of air pollutants, with children’s health effects. Mapping pollutants and pediatric health outcomes. Apply research to environmental policy. Educate the public.

Co-authors (348)

  • Andrea De Vizcaya-Ruiz
  • Alejandro Lopez Saavedra
  • Anders Erickson

Publications (5)

  • Land use regression models to assess air pollution exposure in Mexico City using finer spatial and temporal input parameters

    • Son Y
    • Osornio-Vargas Á
    • O'Neill M
    • et al.
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  • Airborne particulate matter in vitro exposure induces cytoskeleton remodeling through activation of the ROCK-MYPT1-MLC pathway in A549 epithelial lung cells

    • Chirino Y
    • García-Cuellar C
    • García-García C
    • et al.
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  • Key components of collaborative research in the context of environmental health: A scoping review

    • Wine O
    • Ambrose S
    • Campbell S
    • et al.
  • Proximity to two main sources of industrial outdoor air pollution and emergency department visits for childhood asthma in Edmonton, Canada

    • Rodriguez-Villamizar L
    • Rosychuk R
    • Osornio-Vargas A
    • et al.
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  • The influence of dietary fat and estradiol administration in the development of mammary carcinoma induced with dimethylbenz(a) anthracene (DMBA) in rats

    • Perez-Cardenas E
    • Lopez-Cueto J
    • Ortiz Villalobos G
    • et al.


Environmental Health Perspectives

Editorial Review Board

2009 - Present

Professional experience


University of Alberta

August 2009 - Present