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Zoë Chafe

Dr. Chafe works at the intersections of public health, air pollution, climate change, and energy use. She holds a PhD from the Energy and Resources Group (ERG), as well as an MPH from UC Berkeley. She has been a researcher/consultant for entities such as the World Health Organization, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, the Health Effects Institute, and the City of Oakland, California. She served as Chapter Scientist for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) chapter on climate change and human health. Dr. Chafe is a postdoctoral associate at Cornell University’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. Dissertation Our Breaths We Take: Outdoor Air Quality, Health, and Climate Change Consequences of Household Heating and Cooking with Solid Fuels Fields of Research
  • Air pollution
  • Climate change
  • Human health
  • Energy systems
Publications Education PhD, Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley, May 2016 MPH, University of California, Berkeley, May 2011 Honors/Awards
  • Cornell University Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Teaching
  • Health Implications of Climate Change (UC Berkeley)
  • Global Environmental Change for Health Scientists (UC Berkeley)
References Kirk R. Smith (krksmith@berkeley.edu) Michael Jerrett (mjerrett@ucla.edu) Peter Hess (Cornell University, peter.hess@cornell.edu) Dan Kammen (kammen@berkeley.edu) Links Contact zoe.chafe@cornell.edu