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.


Related Publications

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Powers CI, Li L, Ezzati M, Buster JP, Ziegler CM, Spengler JD

Chronic household air pollution and exposure patterns among Himalayan nomads

Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiolgoy, Online ahead of print , 2024.


Wang J, Alli AS, Clark SN, Ezzati M, Brauer M, Hughes AF, Nimo J, Bedford-Moses J, Baah S, Nathvani R

Inequalities in urban air pollution in sub-Saharan Africa: An empirical modelling of ambient NO and NO2 concentrations in Accra, Ghana

Environmental Research Letters, 19 (3), pp. 034036, 2024.


Yadav N, Sorek-Hamer M, Von Pohle M, Asanjan AA, Sahasrabhojanee A, Suel E, Arku R, Lingenfelter V, Brauer M, Ezzati M, Oza N, Ganguly AR

Using deep transfer learning and satellite imagery to estimate urban air quality in data-poor regions

Environmental Pollution, 342 , pp. 122914, 2024.


Wells CD, Kasoar M, Ezzati M, Voulgarakis A

Significant human health co-benefits of mitigating African emissions

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 24 (2), pp. 1025–1039, 2024.


Parks RM, Kontis V, Anderson GB, Baldwin JW, Danaei G, Toumi R, Dominici F, Ezzati M, Kioumourtzoglou MA

Short-term excess mortality following tropical cyclones in the United States

Science Advances, 9 (33), 2023.


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