Denise Mauzerall is a professor of environmental engineering and international affairs at Princeton University with a position held jointly between the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She directs the PhD program in the Science, Technology and Environmental Policy program at the Woodrow Wilson School.
Mauzerall’s research program explores linkages between air pollution, health, energy, and climate change. It is focused on addressing the following central questions: 1. What are present and potential future regional and global levels of air pollution? How significant is long-range transport of air pollution? 2. What are/will be the impacts of air pollution on human health and welfare including impacts on agriculture and climate? 3. What are appropriate air pollution mitigation policies that maximize co-benefits for human health, agriculture and climate change? She seeks to answer these questions through research projects at the global, regional and national scales. To address the first question, her group uses computer models of regional and global atmospheric chemistry, transport and radiation to simulate the emissions of air pollutants, their chemical transformation and movement around the world. They address the second question using tools drawn from epidemiology, agronomy, engineering and economics. Answers to the first two questions facilitate identification of air pollution mitigation policies that maximize co-benefits for air quality, health and climate change. Her approach is to use rigorous scientific tools to address technical questions of direct policy relevance.
Prior to Princeton Mauzerall was a post-doctoral fellow at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, was a program manager at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington D.C. where she worked on implementation of the Montreal Protocol - the international treaty which protects stratospheric ozone, and worked as an environmental consultant. Currently she sits on the EPA science advisory board, is on the editorial board of the journal Atmospheric Environment, and sits on the executive committee of both the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and the Princeton Cooperative Institute for Climate Science.”
.A chemistry graduate of Brown University, Mauzerall holds an M.S. in environmental engineering from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in atmospheric chemistry in the earth and planetary science department at Harvard University.