Our Institute brings together an interdisciplinary team of scientists focused on both understanding the impact of climate change on the air we breathe as well as developing implementable solutions to improve indoor and outdoor air quality globally.

Focus Areas

Bioaerosol Production

Develop standard sampling and analytical protocols for aerosolized pathogens

Identify sources and pathways airborne pathogens use to enter the environment

Bioaerosol Transport and Survival in Air

Understand how different production pathways impact aerosol size distribution, composition, and viability

Identify which factors impact pathogen viability once it becomes aerosolized

Impacts on Human Health

Understand how particle size, composition and other environmental factors impact deposition/infection in the respiratory tract 

Investigate the impacts of aerosols on human health broadly

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Public Education and Solutions

Develop sustainable partnerships for community driven research

Broadly communicate our research to the public

Widely disseminate air quality solutions identified by the research

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