Itai Kloog

Itai Kloog, PhD

About Me

tai Kloog is an exposure scientist and geographic information system (GIS) specialist, with expertise in exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology, and geo-statistical modeling.  He holds faculty appointments in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and in the Department of Geography at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. His research interests include developing exposure models, geo-statistical analysis, GIS and remote sensing, and evaluation of adverse health effects of exposure to air pollution and temperature extremes. He has published multiple articles in recent years on assessing spatio-temporally resolved PM2.5 and air temperature exposures for epidemiological studies. The novelty of some of the approaches Dr. Kloog uses lies in the ability to ensemble novel hybrid satellite-based GIS and geo-statistical methodologies extending the spatiotemporal scale dramatically compared to the state of the art. Additional research interest include the development and use of low cost sensors (COTS) for environmental epidemiology modeling, the development and validation of mobile devices for collection exposure data and new geo statistical approaches.

PROFESSOR | Environmental Medicine and Climate Science