Thomas Cook, M.P.H., Ph.D., Mercyhurst University
Young Investigator Grant (2013): $84,200
Mentor: Teodor Postolache, M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine-Baltimore
Aeroallergens, Air Pollution Exposures and Suicide Rates in Hungary, 2005-2011
Asthma, allergy and exposure to aeroallergens and air pollution have been connected to suicide. Since Hungary has one of the highest suicide rates in the world, linking local daily suicide counts to aeroallergens and air pollution data may shed light on potential mental health and suicide interventions.