Dr. Trenton Honda is an environmental epidemiologist and physician assistant educator. Within environmental epidemiology, his work focuses on identifying and quantifying the health effects of environmental exposures such as air pollution, temperature, and the built environment. Within biomedical education, he regularly publishes and presents on student and program evaluation, application of quantitative methods in biomedical education research, and disparities in physician assistant education.
Dr. Honda has a long history of successful graduate-level teaching in human physiology, human anatomy (with cadaver lab), and research design. His clinical background includes many years of primary care and occupational medicine in underserved communities.
Honors and Awards
2014 recipient of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences Distinguished Educator Award,
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Air pollution, cardiovascular disease, environmental epidemiology
Honda, T.*, Pun, V., Manjourides, J., Suh, H. Anemia Prevalence and Hemoglobin Levels are Associated with Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution in an Older Population. Environment International (2017). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2017.01.017
Honda, T.*, Eliot, M., Eaton, C. B., Mu, L., Suh, H., Szpiro, A., Kaufman, J., Vedal, S., Whitsel, E., Wellenius, G. A. Long-term exposure to residential ambient fine and coarse particulate matter and incident hypertension in post-menopausal women. Environment International (2017). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2017.05.009
Yuen, C., Honda, T. Predicting Physician Assistant Program Matriculation Among Diverse Applicants: The Influences of Underrepresented Minority Status, Age, and Gender. Academic Medicine (2019). doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002717
Honda, T.*, Pun, V., Manjourides, J., Suh, H. Daily ambient temperature is associated with biomarkers of kidney injury in Older Americans. Environmental Research (2019). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2019.108790
Honda, T.*, Henry,T., Mandel, E., Quella, A., Rodríguez, José E., Najmabadi, S., Valentin, V. Maximizing Black Applicant Matriculation in U.S. PA Programs: Associations Between the Number of Submitted Applications and Likelihood of Matriculation. BMC Medical Education (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-021-02563-5