Quasi-Experimental Evidence on How Airborne Particulates Affect Human Health

EPA Grant Number: R829402C004
Subproject: this is subproject number 004 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R829402
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: Center for Integrating Statistical and Environmental Science
Center Director: Stein, Michael
Title: Quasi-Experimental Evidence on How Airborne Particulates Affect Human Health
Investigators: Greenstone, Michael , Chay, Kenneth , Neidell, Matthew
Institution: University of Chicago
Current Institution: University of Chicago , University of California - Berkeley
EPA Project Officer: Jones, Brandon
Project Period: March 12, 2002 through March 11, 2007
RFA: Environmental Statistics Center (2001) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Ecological Indicators/Assessment/Restoration , Environmental Statistics , Health , Ecosystems , Air

Objective:

The Center for Integrating Statistical and Environmental Science (CISES) will support research in the development of new statistical methods for addressing environmental problems and for integrating the use of statistics throughout the process of risk assessment. The main objective of this research project is to advance the use of statistical methods to assess the state of the physical environment and its impact on human and ecological health. Specific research problems of the Center's initial projects include investigating the relationship between air pollution and respiratory illnesses, statistical design and analysis for estimating trends in environmental indicators, approaches to combining numerical models and statistical methods, quasi-experimentation to assess the relationship between infant mortality and particulate air pollution, and development of stochastic models and model selection procedures for complex ecological systems. The other objective of this research project is to educate a new generation of environmental statisticians and statistically sophisticated environmental scientists.

Publications and Presentations:

Publications have been submitted on this subproject: View all 10 publications for this subprojectView all 115 publications for this center

Journal Articles:

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Supplemental Keywords:

atmosphere, ozone, water, watersheds, stratospheric ozone, chemical transport, ecological effects, particulates, environmental chemistry, environmental policy, Great Lakes, EPA Region 5, air quality, health effects, regulation, ecosystem sustainability, decision making, exploratory research, environmental biology, air pollution, chemical transport modeling, chemical transport models, ecological effects, ecological health, ecological models, ecological risk, ecosystem health, human health risk, monitoring, policymaking, regulations, risk assessment, risk management, statistical methodology, statistical methods, stochastic models, trend monitoring., RFA, Economic, Social, & Behavioral Science Research Program, Health, Scientific Discipline, Air, Geographic Area, Ecosystem Protection/Environmental Exposure & Risk, particulate matter, Air Quality, exploratory research environmental biology, Ecosystem/Assessment/Indicators, Ecosystem Protection, Health Risk Assessment, Risk Assessments, Monitoring/Modeling, Ecological Effects - Environmental Exposure & Risk, Ecological Effects - Human Health, Environmental Monitoring, decision-making, Environmental Statistics, Ecological Risk Assessment, Engineering, Chemistry, & Physics, Environmental Engineering, EPA Region, Great Lakes, Economics & Decision Making, Ecological Indicators, particulates, risk assessment, ecological effects, monitoring, policy making, ecological health, ozone , particulate, ecosystem assessment, human health effects, risk management, environmental risks, air quality models, airborne particulate matter, air pollution, chemical transport modeling, chemical transport, trend monitoring, environmental health effects, ambient particle health effects, statistical models, human exposure, ecological risk, water, ecosystem health, data analysis, PM, regulations, ecological models, chemical transport models, Region 5, aersol particles, human health risk, statistical methodology, stochastic models

Progress and Final Reports:

2002 Progress Report
Final Report


Main Center Abstract and Reports:

R829402    Center for Integrating Statistical and Environmental Science

Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
R829402C001 Detection of a Recovery in Stratospheric and Total Ozone
R829402C002 Integrating Numerical Models and Monitoring Data
R829402C003 Air Quality and Reported Asthma Incidence in Illinois
R829402C004 Quasi-Experimental Evidence on How Airborne Particulates Affect Human Health
R829402C005 Model Choice Stochasticity, and Ecological Complexity
R829402C006 Statistical Approaches to Detection and Downscaling of Climate Variability and Change