Alvaro R. Osornio-Vargas

Professional Summary

Dr. Alvaro Osornio-Vargas's research interest is air pollution and related health effects.  Specifically, he has focused on the impact of mixtures at the experimental and population level from an interdisciplinary approach. He has more than 160 publications, including six children’s books on Health Education. He worked as a researcher at the Mexican National Cardiology Institute (1981-2009),  the Mexican National Cancer Institute (1990-2009) and the Advisory Board for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation on Children’s Environmental Health (2002–2004). In August 2009, he joined the Department of Paediatrics, University of Alberta, to develop the research segment of a Children’s Environmental Health initiative, and in October 2022, he became Professor Emeritus.  Currently, he studies the colocation of children’s disease and industrial air pollutants in Canada and its relevance from the climate change perspective. He developed and now teaches a new course for the Paediatrics Graduate Program on Children’s Health and the Environment since 2013. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health, University of Michigan; the School of Public Health, Rutgers University and the School of Public Health, University of Alberta.


M.D.         U.N.A.M., Mexico.
PD.F.        Pathology, University of Maryland, MD, USA.
M.M.Sc.    Anatomical Pathology, U.N.A.M., Mexico.
Ph.D.        Basic Biomedical Research, U.N.A.M., Mexico.
PD.F.        Pulmonary Pathobiology, NIEHS, NC, USA.

Professional Affiliations

1993 to date         Mexican Academy of Sciences

2008 to date         International Environmental Epidemiology Society

2009 to date         Canadian Paediatric Society 

2009 to date         , Women and Children’s Health Research Institute

          Scopus                          publons                      ORCID 

 © Alvaro R. Osornio Vargas 2022