Synopsis of Research in Shanghai (November 19 - December 16)：
China’s rapid urbanization has been accompanied by high levels of ambient air pollution in many cities. The impacts of this air pollution for residents’ behavior are not well understood. Working with Professor Lin Lin from East China Normal University, Professor Day will be conducting research on the impacts of air pollution on the everyday lives of Chinese residents, including impacts on physical activity and other areas. Both professors will conduct online surveys and in-person interviews with key groups of Chinese residents in Shanghai and Beijing. Professor Day’s aim is to understand the impacts of air pollution on behavior in the Chinese cultural context, including attitudes towards economic development, prior experience of pollution, and knowledge and attitudes towards health.