Air Pollution & Climate

We use a combination of field studies and administrative data to study the sources, concentrations and health effects of air pollution throughout the world, and to evaluate interventions and policies for reducing air pollution exposure.

We have conducted field studies in Kenya, Ghana, The Gambia and China that, through their innovative design and data, have significantly advanced our understanding of air pollution sources, health effects and interventions. We also use large administrative data such as vital statistics to investigate the health effects of air pollution and temperature, and to understand how changes over time, as a result of control policies or climate change, may influence human health. A particular feature of this work is the development and application of new methodology for estimating variations in effects over age, space and time.

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Baumgartner J, Carter E, Schauer JJ, Ezzati M, Daskalopoulou SS, Valois MF, Shan M, Yang X.

Household air pollution and measures of blood pressure, arterial stiffness and central haemodynamics

Heart, 2018.

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Arku RE, Ezzati M, Baumgartner J, Fink G, Zhou B, Hystad P, Brauer M.

Elevated blood pressure and household solid fuel use in premenopausal women: Analysis of 12 Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) from 10 countries

Environmental Research, 2018, 160: 499-505.

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Pope CA III, Ezzati M, Cannon JB, Allen RT, Jerrett M, Burnett RT

Mortality risk and PM2.5 air pollution in the USA: an analysis of a national prospective cohort

Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health, 2017.

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Shan M, Carter E, Baumgartner J, Deng M, Clark SN, Schauer JJ, Ezzati M, Li J, Fu Y, Yang X.

A user-centered, iterative engineering approach for advanced biomass cookstove design and development.

Environmental Research Letters, 2017, 12(9): 5009 .

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Clark S, Carter E, Shan M, Ni K, Niu H, Tseng JTW, Pattanayak SK, Jeuland M, Schauer JJ, Ezzati M, Wiedinmyer C, Yang X, Baumgartner J.

Adoption and use of a semi-gasifier cooking and water heating stove and fuel intervention in the Tibetan Plateau, China.

Environmental Research Letters, 2017, 12(7): 5004.

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