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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
Ambulatory monitoring demonstrates an acute association between cookstove-related carbon monoxide and blood pressure in a Ghanaian cohort
Article
Towards More Comprehensive Projections of Urban Heat-Related Mortality: Estimates for New York City under Multiple Population, Adaptation, and Climate Scenarios
Article
Heat and Mortality in New York City Since the Beginning of the 20th Century
Article
New York City Panel on Climate Change 2015 ReportChapter 5: Public Health Impacts and Resiliency
Article
Winter season mortality: will climate warming bring benefits?
Article
Temporal Variation in Heat–Mortality Associations: A Multicountry Study
Article
Particulate matter pollution in African cities
Article
Time trends of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon exposure in New York city from 2001 to 2012: Assessed by repeat air and urine samples
Article
Early-life cockroach allergen and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon exposures predict cockroach sensitization among inner-city children
Article
Projections of temperature-attributable premature deaths in 209 U.S. cities using a cluster-based Poisson approach
Article
Temperature, ozone, and mortality in urban and non-urban counties in the northeastern United States
Article
Heat-Related Mortality in a Warming Climate: Projections for 12 U.S. Cities
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Acclimatization across space and time in the effects of temperature on mortality: a time-series analysis
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Projected Heat-Related Mortality in the U.S. Urban Northeast
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Effects of Floor Level and Building Type on Residential Levels of Outdoor and Indoor Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Black Carbon, and Particulate Matter in New York City
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Assessment of Benzo(a)pyrene-equivalent Carcinogenicity and Mutagenicity of Residential Indoor versus Outdoor Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Exposing Young Children in New York City
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Personal Exposures to Fine Particulate Matter and Black Carbon in Households Cooking with Biomass Fuels in Rural Ghana
Article
El Niño and health risks from landscape fire emissions in southeast Asia
Article
Fine Particulate Matter Concentrations in Urban Chinese Cities, 2005–2016: A Systematic Review
 
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