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Patrick Kinney

Beverly Brown Professor of Urban Health, School of Public Health

Dr. Kinney’s work explores the intersection of global environmental change and human health, with an emphasis on climate change and air pollution. His air pollution epidemiology research has included studies of the effects of ozone and particulate matter on lung health and on daily mortality in U.S. cities. He has led studies of ambient and household air pollution in Africa and China, including a large randomized trial examining the potential health benefits of clean cooking fuels in rural Ghana. At BU, Dr. Kinney co-directs the Urban Climate Initiative, is a faculty affiliate of the Initiative on Cities, and is a member of the Center for Climate and Health. Dr. Kinney earned his doctorate at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he studied the effects of air pollution on lung function in children as part of the Harvard Six Cities Air Pollution and Health Study.