PhD
2206 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

Hind Sbihi holds an Engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique Montreal (B.Eng) and Ecole Centrale de Paris (M.Eng), and a Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene from the University of British Columbia (UBC). Hind recently defended her doctoral work conducted within the UBC School of Population and Public Health where she investigated air pollution exposure assessment methods for birth cohort studies of childhood asthma and allergies.

Throughout her PhD, Hind was supported by the Canadian Institute of Health Research Banting and Best doctoral award, the four year UBC doctoral fellowship and the Killam Pre-doctoral fellowship. In 2011, she received a David Bates Scholarship, a British Columbia air quality fund, which recognizes graduate students in the field of environmental and air quality sciences.

She is currently involved in the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal (CHILD) study, and is examining the contribution of traffic-related air pollution to indoors exposures as well as the role of features of the built environment, more specifically air pollution, green and blue spaces, in the aetiology of childhood asthma. Hind is also involved in the Monetization project using BC Generations cohort looking at influences of the built environment on physical activity and how this relationship affects obesity and ultimately costs associated with obesity and obesity-related co-morbidities through linkages with health administrative data.

H. Sbihi, Davies H.W., Demers P.A. Hypertension in noise-exposed sawmill workers: a cohort study. 2008. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 65(9):643-6.

H. Sbihi, Teschke K, MacNab Y.C, Davies H.W. Determinants of use of Hearing Protection Devices in Canadian lumber mill workers. 2010. Annals of Occupational Hygiene. 54(3): 319-28.

H. Sbihi, Teschke K, MacNab Y.C, Davies H.W. An investigation of the adjustment of retrospective for use of hearing protection devices .2010 Annals of Occupational Hygiene. 54(3):329-39.

R. Wang, S.B. Henderson, R .Allen, H. Sbihi, M. Brauer. Temporal stability of Land Use Regression models for Traffic Related Air Pollution. 2012 Atmospheric Environment. 64:312-19

H. Sbihi, JR. Brook, RW Allen, JH Curran, S Dell, P Mandhane, JA Scott, MR Sears, P Subbarao, TK Takaro, SE Turvey, AJ Wheeler, M Brauer. A new exposure metric for traffic-related air pollution? An analysis of determinants of hopanes in settled indoor house dust. Environmental Health; 12:48. (2013)

U. Gehring , L. Tamburic , H. Sbihi , H W. Davies , M. Brauer. The impact of noise and air pollution exposure on pregnancy outcomes. Epidemiology (2014), doi: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000073).

Mehta, S., Sbihi, H., Dinh, T.N., Xuan, D.V., Le Thi Thanh, L., Thanh, C.T., LeTruong, G., Cohen, A., Brauer, M. Effect of Poverty on the Relationship between Personal Exposures and Ambient Concentrations of air pollutants in Ho Chi Minh City, Atmospheric Environment (2014), doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.07.011.

H. Sbihi, R. W. Allen, A. Becker, J. Brook, P. Mandhane, J. A. Scott, M. R. Sears, P. Subbarao, T.K. Takaro, S. E. Turvey, M. Brauer. Perinatal exposure to traffic-related air pollution and development of atopy in a Canadian birth cohort study. Environmental Health Perspectives (2015), DOI:10.1289/ehp.1408700

Takaro, T. , Scott, J. , Allen, R. , Anand, S. , Becker, A. , Befus, A. , Brauer, M. , Duncan, J., Lefebvre, D. , Lou, W., Mandhane, P. , McLean, K. , Miller, G. , Sbihi, H. , Shu, H. The Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) birth cohort study: assessment of environmental exposures. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology(2015), doi: 10.1038/jes.2015.7

H. Sbihi, L. Tamburic, M. Koehoorn, M. Brauer. Greenness and incident childhood asthma: a 10 year follow-up in a population birth cohort. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine ; 192;9 (2015). DOI: 10.1164/rccm.201504-0707LE

H. Sbihi, L. Tamburic, M. Koehoorn, M. Brauer. Perinatal air pollution exposure and development of asthma from birth to age 10. European Respiratory Journal (2015). DOI: 10.1183/13993003.00746-2015

H. Sbihi, L. Tamburic, M. Koehoorn, M. Brauer. Asthma trajectories in a population-based birth cohort: Impact of environmental exposures. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (currently Revised/Resubmitted)

E. Chen, G. E. Miller, C. S. Levine, M. U. Shalowitz , R. Hayen, H.Sbihi, R. E. Story, and M. Brauer. Neighborhood green spaces, stressful family environments, and children asthma. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Submitted) 2016

J. Yao, H. Sbihi. Prevalence of non-food allergies among non immigrants, long-time immigrants and recent immigrants in Canada. Canadian Journal of Public Health (currently Revised/Resubmitted)

SPPH 563 Technical Aspects of Chemical and Biological Hazard Control

Hind Sbihi’s research interests are related to methods to measure environmental exposures related to the built environment for epidemiological studies of children’s health. Assessing exposures is a key element that requires rigorous and precise methods to advance our understanding of environmental contaminants source-health effects links and to determine what aspects of the urban form should and could be modified to enhance the health of different segments of the population.

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