The 2016 – 2020 HAQAST team was composed of 13 PIs from across the US. On this page you’ll be able to click on each member’s profile for a brief bio and project description, links to papers, talks, and Tiger Team Projects, and more. You can also view the HAQAST final report here. For clarity with subsequent applied science teams, NASA now refers to the 2016-2020 HAQAST team as HAQAST-2.
Dr. Tracey Holloway
Satellite Data for Health and Air Quality Management
Tracey is evaluating the use of satellite data products as air quality and health indicators, and working to integrate satellite data into decision frameworks for air quality and health.
Dr. Minghui Diao
Dispersion Model Downscaling of Satellite-Derived PM2.5 Grids
Minghui Diao is analyzing aerosol cloud interactions using remote-sensing and in-situ observations
Dr. Bryan Duncan
HAQI Development and Assessment
Bryan is leading the development and assessment of a satellite-based global health air quality index (HAQI).
Dr. Arlene Fiore
Satellite Data to Inform Air Quality Planning and Health Accountability
Arlene is using satellite products and models to inform air quality planning and health accountability.
Dr. Daven Henze
Remote Sensing & Earth System Models to Support Health Impact Assessments
Daven is researching remote sensing of aerosols and trace-gases; regional-to-global air quality modeling; data assimilation and source-receptor modeling; domestic and international air quality management; and environmental health and policy.
Dr. Jeremy Hess
Climate, Weather, Pollen, and Health
Jeremy aims to determine the climate factors that influence allergenic pollen season; identify the weather patterns related to high pollen days; determine links between pollen season parameters and health outcomes; and integrate this information to forecast pollen concentrations and health burdens.
Dr. Yang Liu
Earth Observations to Support Environmental Health Surveillance
Yang aims to develop tracking-style environmental public health indicators and measures. His research uses remote sensing and exposure modeling.
Dr. Jessica Neu
Quantification and Attribution of Background Ozone with Satellite Data
Jessica is analyzing how background ozone responds to changes in international emissions, generating boundary conditions for regional models, and creating maps and visualizations to aid in event analysis.
Dr. Susan O’Neill
Smoke and Wildfire Research for Air Quality and Public Health
Susan plans to pioneer a smoke modeling framework to be distilled for use in management and public health decisions as well as public information.
Dr. Ted Russell
Providing Smoke Impact Forecasting System Using Earth Observations
Ted is using a hi-res air quality and burn impact forecasting system for health protection, ecosystem management and economic development.
Dr. Daniel Tong
Air Quality Forecasting
Daniel is interested in improvements to the National Air Quality Forecast Capability (NAQFC). Specifically, he is working toward improving emission inputs, initialization and deterministic predictions and evaluating forecasting accuracy.
Dr. Jason West
Connecting Air Quality, Climate Change, Energy, Policy and Health
Jason West is researching the relationships between air quality, climate change and energy and their relevance for policy and health.
Dr. Mark Zondlo
Remote Sensing Data to Impact Population and Ecological Health
Mark is using remote sensing measurements of ammonia to inform farm management practices and to reduce local emissions.