Zoë Chafe is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow whose work spotlights the ambient air pollution, health, and climate effects of household energy use. Her dissertation focuses on the impacts of cooking and heating with solid fuels (wood, charcoal, dung, coal). She has served as the IPCC AR5 Human Health Chapter Scientist, a lead author of the Global Energy Assessment (2012), consultant to the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health, and founding director of the UC Berkeley Climate Change and Health IdeaLab. Prior to ERG, she was a research associate with the Worldwatch Institute in Washington, DC. She holds an MPH from UC Berkeley and a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University.
- Residential heating with wood and coal: health impacts and policy options in Europe and North America
- Household Cooking with Solid Fuels Contributes to Ambient PM2.5 Air Pollution and the Burden of Disease
- Human Health: Impacts, Adaptation, and Co-benefits (IPCC AR5 Working Group II Chapter 11)
- Climate change and health: on the latest IPCC report
- A comparative risk assessment of burden of disease and injury attributable to 67 risk factors and risk factor clusters in 21 regions, 1990—2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010
- Energy and Human Health
- 2012: Chapter 4 – Energy and Health in Global Energy Assessment – Toward a Sustainable Future