Group | Air Pollution and Health

Our long-standing expertise – nested across all groups of the Chronic Disease Epidemiology unit and several other EPH groups and units – ranges from reviewing the international literature on air pollution and health (LUDOK) and measuring and modelling exposure to ambient air pollution, to investigating its health effects in children and adults, and estimating the related public health burden or the benefits of clean air.

Collaborations and Projects

Our experts serve on committees and advisory boards to advance research and policies at the international level, and collaborate with local and national authorities to provide valuable information on air quality. Seminal long-term projects, such as SAPALDIA, ECRHS, ESCAPE, EGEA, REGICORE, SALIA or the Southern Californian Children’s Health Study, highlight our involvement in investigating the effects of air pollution on chronic pathologies in various part of the world.

Nino Künzli

Professor Nino Künzli, MD, PhD, MPH

Ackermann-Liebrich U, Felber Dietrich D, Kutlar Joss M. Respiratory and cardiovascular effects of NO2. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, 1-10. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.02128-X

Bayat R et al. Health impact and related cost of ambient air pollution in Tehran. Environ Res. 2019;176:108547. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.108547

Boudier A et al. Data-driven adult asthma phenotypes based on clinical characteristics are associated with asthma outcomes twenty years later. Allergy. 2019;74(5):953-963. DOI: 10.1111/all.13697

Erismann S et al. Addressing fragility through community-based health programmes: insights from two qualitative case study evaluations in South Sudan and Haiti. Health Res Policy Syst. 2019;17:20. DOI: 10.1186/s12961-019-0420-7

Keidel D et al. The role of socioeconomic status in the association of lung function and air pollution-a pooled analysis of three adult ESCAPE cohorts. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019;16(11):1901. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16111901