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From HAQAST 6 in Pasadena, CA

HAQAST Members 2016 – 2020

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.

For information about the current HAQAST team, go here.

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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. 


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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 


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Dr. Bryan Duncan

 HAQI Development and Assessment 

 Bryan is leading the development and assessment of a satellite-based global health air quality index (HAQI).


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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. 


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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. 


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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. 


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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. 


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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. 


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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. 


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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. 


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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. 


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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. 


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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.