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Patrick L. Kinney

Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
School: 
Public Health
Department: 
Environmental Health Sciences Department
Office: 
722 West 168th Street, Room 1104E New York, NY 10032 USA
Email: 
plk3@columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-305-3663
Fax: 
212-305-4012
Appointments
  • Director, Columbia Climate and Health Program
Biography

Dr. Patrick Kinney's teaching and research address issues at the intersection of global environmental change, human health, and policy, with an emphasis on the public health impacts of climate change and air pollution. His work in the 1990s on air quality and environmental justice in Northern Manhattan and the South Bronx led to important new insights into the impacts of diesel vehicle emissions on local air quality. Dr. Kinney has carried out numerous studies examining the human health effects of air pollution, including studies of the effects of ozone and/or particulate matter on lung health and on daily mortality in large cities. More recently, he developed a new interdisciplinary research and teaching program at Columbia examining the potential impacts of climate change on human health. Dr. Kinney was the first to show that climate change could worsen urban smog problems in the U.S., with attendent adverse health impacts. He also has projected future health impacts related to heat waves in the NYC metropolitan area. In a new research initiative, Dr. Kinney is working with clinicians at Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital to understand how past and future climate may affect pollen-related allergic airway diseases. In early 2009 the Mailman School established a Program on Climate and Health led by Dr. Kinney. Dr. Kinney earned his doctorate at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he studied the effects of air pollution on lung function in children as part of the Harvard Six Cities Air Pollution and Health Study.

Research & Other Works
Article
Detecting the Boundaries of Urban Areas in India: A Dataset for Pixel-Based Image Classification in Google Earth Engine
Report
Organizational Barriers to Technology Adoption: Evidence from Soccer-Ball Producers in Pakistan
Report
Variety In, Variety Out: Imported Input and Product Scope Expansion in India
 
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