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 and health inequalities. A particular feature of this work is the development and application of new methodology for estimating variations in effects over age, space and time and to identify factors that make communities vulnerable or resilient to these effects.


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Coleman NC, Ezzati M, Marshall JD, Robinson AL, Burnett RT, Pope CA III

Fine Particulate Matter Air Pollution and Mortality Risk Among US Cancer Patients and Survivors

JNCI Cancer Spectrum, 5 (1), pp. pkab001, 2021.


Lee M, Carter E, Yan Li, Chan Q, Elliott P, Ezzati M, Kelly F, Schauer JJ, Wu Y, Yang X, Zhao L, Baumgartner J

Determinants of personal exposure to PM2.5 and black carbon in Chinese adults: A repeated-measures study in villages using solid fuel energy

Environment International, 146 , pp. 106297, 2021.


Konstantinoudis G, Padellini T, Bennett J, Davies B, Ezzati M, Blangiardo M

Long-term exposure to air-pollution and COVID-19 mortality in England: a hierarchical spatial analysis

Environment International, pp. 106316, 2020.


Coleman NC, Burnett RT, Ezzati M, Marshall JD, Robinson AL, Pope III CA

Fine Particulate Matter Exposure and Cancer Incidence: Analysis of SEER Cancer Registry data from 1992-2016

Environmental Health Perspectives, 128 (10), pp. 107004, 2020.


Clark SN, Alli AS, Brauer M, Ezzati M, Baumgartner J, Toledano MB, Hughes AF, Nimo J, Moses JB, Terkpertey S, Vallarino J, Agyei-Mensah S, Agyemang E, Nathvani R, Muller E, Bennett J, Wang J, Beddows A, Kelly F, Barratt B, Beevers S, Arku RE

High-resolution spatiotemporal measurement of air and environmental noise pollution in Sub-Saharan African cities: Pathways to Equitable Health Cities Study protocol for Accra, Ghana

BMJ Open, 10 , pp. e035798, 2020.


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