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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Coleman NC, Burnett RT, Higbee JD, Lefler JS, Merrill RM, Ezzati M, Marshall JD, Kim SY, Bechle M, Robinson AL, Pope 3rd CA

Cancer mortality risk, fine particulate air pollution, and smoking in a large, representative cohort of US adults

Cancer Causes Control, 2020.

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Baumgartner J, Brauer M, Ezzati M

The role of cities in reducing the cardiovascular impacts of environmental pollution in low- and middle-income countries

BMC Medicine, 18 (39), 2020.

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Parks RM, Bennett JE, Tamura-Wicks H, Kontis V, Toumi R, Danaei G, Ezzati M

Anomalously warm temperatures are associated with increased injury deaths

Nature Medicine, 26 , pp. 65-70, 2020.

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Carter E, Yan Li, Fu Y, Robinson B, Kelly F, Elliott P, Wu Y, Zhao L, Ezzati M, Yang X, Chan Q, Baumgartner J

Household transitions to clean energy in a multiprovincial cohort study in China

Nature Sustainability, 3 , pp. 42–50, 2019.

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Lefler JS, Higbee JD, Burnett RT, Ezzati M, Coleman NC, Mann DD, Marshall JD, Bechle M, Wang Y, Robinson AL, Arden Pope C 3rd

Air pollution and mortality in a large, representative U.S. cohort: multiple-pollutant analyses, and spatial and temporal decompositions

Environmental Health, 18 (1), pp. 101, 2019.

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