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

Chemical composition and source apportionment of ambient, household, and personal exposures to PM2.5 in communities using biomass stoves in rural China

Science of The Total Environment, 646 , pp. 309-319, 2019.

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Parks RM, Bennett JE, Foreman KJ, Toumi R, Ezzati M

National and regional seasonal dynamics of all-cause and cause-specific mortality in the USA from 1980 to 2016

eLife, 7 , pp. e35500, 2018.

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Apte JS, Brauer M, Cohen AJ, Ezzati M, Pope CA III

Ambient PM2.5 Reduces Global and Regional Life Expectancy

Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 5 (9), pp. 546-551, 2018.

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