Current Awardee

Building Data Infrastructure to Assess the Health Impacts of Wildfire Smoke

David Molitor
David Molitor

College: Gies College of Business
Award year: 2021-2022
NCSA collaborators: Ben Galewsky, Matias Carrasco Kind, Colleen Bushell

Many countries regulate air pollution to reduce harm to human health. The health effects of marginal pollution reductions matter greatly for determining optimal environmental policy, especially for developed countries where pollution levels are relatively low and further reductions may be very costly. This project will assess the health impacts of smoke from wildfires, which are a common source of air pollution events and are expected to increase in severity and frequency under climate change. Combining the dose and health impacts of smoke shocks will allow the team to produce a novel estimate of the concentration-response relationship between pollution and health.