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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Li S, Yang M, Carter E, Schauer JJ, Yang X, Ezzati M, Goldberg MS, Baumgartner J

Exposure-response associations of household air pollution and buccal cell telomere length in women using biomass stoves

Environmental Health Perspectives, 127 (8), 2019.

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Bennett JE, Tamura-Wicks H, Parks RM, Burnett RT, Pope CA III, Bechle MJ, Marshall JD, Danaei G, Ezzati M

Particulate matter air pollution and national and county life expectancy loss in the USA: A spatiotemporal analysis

PLOS Medicine, 16 (7), pp. e1002856, 2019.

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Clark SN, Schmidt AM, Carter EM and, Schauer JJ, Yang X, Ezzati M, Daskalopoulou SS, Baumgartner J

Longitudinal evaluation of a household energy package on blood pressure, central hemodynamics, and arterial stiffness in China

Environmental Research, 177 (108592), 2019.

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Pope CA 3, Lefler J, Ezzati M, Higbee JD, Marshall JD, Kim SY, Bechle M, Gilliat K, Vernon S, Robinson A, Burnett RT

Mortality risk and fine particulate air pollution in a large, representative cohort of U.S. adults

Environmental Health Perspectives, 127 (7), pp. 77007, 2019.

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Brehmer C, Lai A, Clark S, Shan M, Ni K, Ezzati M, Yang X, Baumgartner J, Schauer JJ, Carter E

The Oxidative Potential of Personal and Household PM2.5 in a Rural Setting in Southwestern China

Environmental Science & Technology, 53 (5), pp. 2788-2798, 2019.

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Air Pollution