Alvaro R. Osornio-Vargas


Professional Summary

Dr. Alvaro Osornio-Vargas research interest is in air pollution and related health effects. Specifically, he has focused on the effects of particulate matter at the experimental level. He has more than 100 publications, including six children’s books on Health Education. He worked as a researcher in the Mexican National Cardiology Institute (1981-2009), inthe Mexican NationalCancer Institute (1990-2009) and worked on the Advisory Board for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation on Children’s Environmental Health (2002–2004). In August 2009, he joined Department of Paediatrics, University of Alberta to develop the research segment of aChildren’s Environmental Health initiative. Currently, he is working on a project mapping the distribution of children’s disease and industrial air pollutants in Canada. He developed and started teaching a new course for the Paediatrics Graduate Program on Children’s Health and the Environment in 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

2002 to date American Thoracic Society

2008 to date International Environmental Epidemiology Society

2009 to date Canadian Paediatric Society (Associate Physician Member)

2009 to date Founder Member, International Society for Children’s Health and the

2009 to date Women and Children’s Health Research Institute

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