Welcome!

I conduct interdisciplinary research on air pollution and climate change. The following topics are nteresting to me:

  • modeling of ozone and particles on urban, regional and global scales
  • global atmospheric composition and radiative forcing of climate
  • air pollution science and management
  • integrated assessment
  • health impact assessment
  • international air pollution transport
  • integrated planning of air pollution and climate mitigation

Highlights

July 22 , 2016. Jason was named a member of NASA's new Health-Air Quality Applied Sciences Team.

May 17, 2016. Feature paper from Jason and co-authors - on improving understanding of the health effects of air pollution - appears in ES&T here. The cover photo of the issue was taken by collaborator Tong Zhu. press release

May 13, 2016. Raquel Silva's new paper on the importance of emissions sectors for global human health appeared online with Environmental Health Perspectives here. press release

March 28, 2016. Jason's new climate change class for fall 2016 is intended to engage students from across campus.

January 8, 2016. Congratulations to Jenna Hartley for defending her MS degree!

January 8, 2016. Congratulations to Dr. Yuqiang Zhang for successfully defending his PhD!

July 16, 2015. Congratulations to Dr. Raquel Silva for successfully defending her PhD!

January 15, 2015. Jason was named a Leopold Leadership Fellow.

Sept. 22, 2014. Jason gives invited presentation at the IGAC / iCACGP meeting in Brazil. The presentation can be seen here.

October 3, 2013. Our new paper on the air pollution and health co-benefits of global greenhouse gas reductions is now published in Nature Climate Change. It has gotten some good press:

UNC press release

Guardian

CBS News

New Scientist

National Geographic

German Public Radio

July 16, 2013. Raquel Silva's paper on global air pollution mortality came out last week, and has been getting some attention. Here are some links:

UNC press release

CNN

LA Times

Guardian

NASA image of the day

Personal Project:

Solar Mexico: Renewable Energy Futures for Rural Mexico