December 2016
Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

In December 2016, University of Southern California (USC) Principle Investigator (PI) Dr. Samet conducted a research site visit to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to meet with Addis Ababa University (AAU) investigators, including Hub/AAU PI Dr. Kumie, as well as the research field team to review study management practices and provide supplemental training and guidance on study practices. During the visit, Dr. Samet (1) provided feedback on developing the setup for ambient exposure monitoring, (2) observed and provided feedback on spirometry testing practices with the field researchers, (3) reviewed the health questionnaire, (4) assisted with adjustments and corrections to the field procedures, including assisting with the development of data flow procedures and data quality assurance and quality control practices, (5) reviewed time-series and hospital data procedures, and (6) met with AAU Co-Investigator Dr. Simane on moving forward the climate change and occupational health pilot study set to begin in Year 3.