Patrick Kinney

Patrick L. Kinney, ScD

Professor, Environmental Health - Boston University School of Public Health


Dr. Kinney joined the School of Public Health faculty in January 2017 as the inaugural Beverly Brown Professor of Urban Health. He was trained as an air pollution epidemiologist at Harvard School of Public Health, and came to BU after two decades at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. In his time at Columbia, he showed how warming temperatures make air pollution like urban smog worse, and more harmful to populations. He led the development of an integrated modeling system to predict the air pollution health effects of climate change into the future. Working at the intersection of climate change, health, and policy, Kinney has conducted research from the South Bronx to China to rapidly growing cities throughout Africa. At Columbia, he also created an interdisciplinary research and teaching program examining the potential impacts of climate change on health. At BU, Kinney is developing a new program that focuses on assessing the health benefits of urban climate action plans, via strategies to promote active transport, green infrastructure, and clean vehicles.

Other Positions

  • Beverly A. Brown Professor for the Improvement of Urban Health, Environmental Health - Boston University School of Public Health


  • Harvard School of Public Health, ScD Field of Study: Environmental Health
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MS Field of Study: Environmental Health
  • University of Colorado Boulder, BA Field of Study: Fine Arts

Classes Taught

  • SPHEH720


  • Published on 3/15/2024

    Agyapong PD, Jack D, Kaali S, Colicino E, Mujtaba MN, Chillrud SN, Osei M, Gennings C, Agyei O, Kinney PL, Kwarteng A, Perzanowski M, Dwommoh Prah RK, Tawiah T, Asante KP, Lee AG. Household Air Pollution and Child Lung Function: The Ghana Randomized Air Pollution and Health Study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2024 Mar 15; 209(6):716-726. PMID: 38016085.

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  • Published on 3/4/2024

    Ma Y, Nobile F, Marb A, Dubrow R, Stafoggia M, Breitner S, Kinney PL, Chen K. Short-Term Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter and Nitrogen Dioxide and Mortality in 4 Countries. JAMA Netw Open. 2024 Mar 04; 7(3):e2354607. PMID: 38427355.

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  • Published on 2/26/2024

    Martin GK, O'Dell K, Kinney PL, Pescador-Jimenez M, Rojas-Rueda D, Canales R, Anenberg SC. Tracking Progress Toward Urban Nature Targets Using Landcover and Vegetation Indices: A Global Study for the 96 C40 Cities. Geohealth. 2024 Mar; 8(3):e2023GH000996. PMID: 38419836.

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  • Published on 2/16/2024

    Domingo NGG, Fiore AM, Lamarque JF, Kinney PL, Jiang L, Gasparrini A, Breitner S, Lavigne E, Madureira J, Masselot P, das Neves Pereira da Silva S, Sheng Ng CF, Kyselý J, Guo Y, Tong S, Kan H, Urban A, Orru H, Maasikmets M, Pascal M, Katsouyanni K, Samoli E, Scortichini M, Stafoggia M, Hashizume M, Alahmad B, Diaz MH, la Cruz Valencia C, Scovronick N, Garland RM, Kim H, Lee W, Tobias A, Íñiguez C, Forsberg B, Åström C, Ragettli MS, Guo YL, Pan SC, Colistro V, Bell M, Zanobetti A, Schwartz J, Schneider A, Vicedo-Cabrera AM, Chen K. Ozone-related acute excess mortality projected to increase in the absence of climate and air quality controls consistent with the Paris Agreement. One Earth. 2024 Feb 16; 7(2):325-335. PMID: 38420618.

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  • Published on 2/3/2024

    Zheng H, Li S, Jiang Y, Dong Z, Yin D, Zhao B, Wu Q, Liu K, Zhang S, Wu Y, Wen Y, Xing J, Henneman LRF, Kinney PL, Wang S, Hao J. Unpacking the factors contributing to changes in PM2.5-associated mortality in China from 2013 to 2019. Environ Int. 2024 Feb; 184:108470. PMID: 38324930.

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  • Published on 1/3/2024

    deSouza PN, Anenberg S, Fann N, McKenzie LM, Chan E, Roy A, Jimenez JL, Raich W, Roman H, Kinney PL. Evaluating the sensitivity of mortality attributable to pollution to modeling Choices: A case study for Colorado. Environ Int. 2024 Mar; 185:108416. PMID: 38394913.

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  • Published on 12/28/2023

    de Souza P, Anenberg S, Makarewicz C, Shirgaokar M, Duarte F, Ratti C, Durant JL, Kinney PL, Niemeier D. Quantifying Disparities in Air Pollution Exposures across the United States Using Home and Work Addresses. Environ Sci Technol. 2024 Jan 09; 58(1):280-290. PMID: 38153403.

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  • Published on 11/14/2023

    Romanello M, Napoli CD, Green C, Kennard H, Lampard P, Scamman D, Walawender M, Ali Z, Ameli N, Ayeb-Karlsson S, Beggs PJ, Belesova K, Berrang Ford L, Bowen K, Cai W, Callaghan M, Campbell-Lendrum D, Chambers J, Cross TJ, van Daalen KR, Dalin C, Dasandi N, Dasgupta S, Davies M, Dominguez-Salas P, Dubrow R, Ebi KL, Eckelman M, Ekins P, Freyberg C, Gasparyan O, Gordon-Strachan G, Graham H, Gunther SH, Hamilton I, Hang Y, Hänninen R, Hartinger S, He K, Heidecke J, Hess JJ, Hsu SC, Jamart L, Jankin S, Jay O, Kelman I, Kiesewetter G, Kinney P, Kniveton D, Kouznetsov R, Larosa F, Lee JKW, Lemke B, Liu Y, Liu Z, Lott M, Lotto Batista M, Lowe R, Odhiambo Sewe M, Martinez-Urtaza J, Maslin M, McAllister L, McMichael C, Mi Z, Milner J, Minor K, Minx JC, Mohajeri N, Momen NC, Moradi-Lakeh M, Morrissey K, Munzert S, Murray KA, Neville T, Nilsson M, Obradovich N, O'Hare MB, Oliveira C, Oreszczyn T, Otto M, Owfi F, Pearman O, Pega F, Pershing A, Rabbaniha M, Rickman J, Robinson EJZ, Rocklöv J, Salas RN, Semenza JC, Sherman JD, Shumake-Guillemot J, Silbert G, Sofiev M, Springmann M, Stowell JD, Tabatabaei M, Taylor J, Thompson R, Tonne C, Treskova M, Trinanes JA, Wagner F, Warnecke L, Whitcombe H, Winning M, Wyns A, Yglesias-González M, Zhang S, Zhang Y, Zhu Q, Gong P, Montgomery H, Costello A. The 2023 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: the imperative for a health-centred response in a world facing irreversible harms. Lancet. 2023 Dec 16; 402(10419):2346-2394. PMID: 37977174.

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  • Published on 11/9/2023

    deSouza PN, Chaudhary E, Dey S, Ko S, Németh J, Guttikunda S, Chowdhury S, Kinney P, Subramanian SV, Bell ML, Kim R. Author Correction: An environmental justice analysis of air pollution in India. Sci Rep. 2023 Nov 09; 13(1):19547. PMID: 37945926.

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  • Published on 10/4/2023

    deSouza PN, Chaudhary E, Dey S, Ko S, Németh J, Guttikunda S, Chowdhury S, Kinney P, Subramanian SV, Bell ML, Kim R. An environmental justice analysis of air pollution in India. Sci Rep. 2023 Oct 04; 13(1):16690. PMID: 37794063.

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