Prof. J. Jason West
iCACGP Commission Member
Department of Environmental Sciences & Engineering Gillings School of Global Public Health
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fax :+919-966-7911
Research Interests        Awards        Publications        Detailed CV

1993, B. S. E. with honors, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Duke University.

1994, M. S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University.

1995, M. Phil. in Environment and Development, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge.

1998, Ph. D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University.

Professional Experience:   

1998-1999, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Engineering & Public Policy, and Center for Integrated Study of the Human Dimensions of Global Change, Carnegie Mellon University.

1999-2002, Postdoctoral Associate, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, and Integrated Program on Urban, Regional, and Global Air Pollution: A Mexico City Case Study, Massachusetts Inst. of Technology

2002, Visiting Scientist, National Institute of Ecology (Mexico).

2004-2007, Research Associate and Associate Research Scholar, Program in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, and Woodrow Wilson School of Public & Intl. Affairs, Princeton University.

2007- pres., Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science & Engineering, Gillings School of Global Public Health. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Research Interests:   

I conduct interdisciplinary research on air pollution and climate change. I am interested in: modeling of ozone and particles on urban, regional and global scales; air pollution science and management; integrated assessment; international air pollution transport; radiative forcing of climate; impacts of air pollution and climate change on human health; and the integrated planning of air pollution and climate mitigation.

Awards, Honours, and Related:   

Newton Underwood Award for Excellence in Teaching, UNC Environ. Sciences & Engineering (2009)

UNC Junior Faculty Development Award (2007)

UNC University Research Council Award (2007)

EPA/ORD Bronze Medal, for contributions to the NARSTO PM Assessment (2003)

Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution - student travel grant (1998)

American Association for Aerosol Research - student travel grant (1997)

Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarship (1994) - supported one year at Univ. of Cambridge

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship (1993) - supported three years at Carnegie Mellon

American Society of Civil Engineers - North Carolina Scholarship (1993)

American Consulting Engineers Council Scholarship (1992)

Gulf Oil Engineering Scholarship (1991)

Pennwalt Foundation Scholarship (1989)

Selected Publications:   

Li, Y., J. MacDonald Gibson, P. Jat, G. Puggioni, M. Hasan, J. J. West, W. Vizuete, K. Sexton, and M. L. Serre (2010) Burden of disease attributed to anthropogenic air pollution in the United Arab Emirates: Estimates based on observed air quality data, Science of the Total Environment, 408: 5784-5793, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.08.017.
Anenberg, S. C., L. W. Horowitz, D. Q. Tong, and J. J. West (2010) An estimate of the global burden of anthropogenic ozone and fine particulate matter on premature human mortality using atmospheric modeling, Environmental Health Perspectives, 118(9): 1189-1195, doi:10.1289/ehp.0901220.
Anenberg, S. C.,  J. J. West, A. M. Fiore, D. A. Jaffe, M. J. Prather, D. Bergmann, C. Cuvelier, F. J. Dentener, B. N. Duncan, M. Gauss, P. Hess, J. E. Jonson, A. Lupu, I. A. MacKenzie, E. Marmer, R. J. Park, M. G. Sanderson, M. Schultz, D. T. Shindell, S. Szopa, M. Garcia Vivanco, O. Wild, and G. Zeng (2009) Intercontinental impacts of ozone pollution on human mortality, Environmental Science & Technology, 43: 6482-6487, doi: 10.1021/es900518z.
West, J. J., V. Naik, L. W. Horowitz, and A. M. Fiore (2009) Effect of regional precursor emission controls on long-range ozone transport: 2. Steady-state changes in ozone air quality and impacts on human mortality, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 9: 6095-6107,
West, J. J., V. Naik, L. W. Horowitz, and A. M. Fiore (2009) Effect of regional precursor emission controls on long-range ozone transport: 1. Short-term changes in ozone air quality, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 9: 6077-6093,
Sillman, S., and J. J. West (2009) Reactive nitrogen in Mexico City and its relation to ozone-precursor sensitivity: results from photochemical models, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 9: 3477-3489,
Fiore, A. M., J. J. West, L. W. Horowitz, V. Naik, and M. D. Schwarzkopf (2008) Characterizing the tropospheric ozone response to methane emission controls and the benefits to climate and air quality, Journal of Geophysical Research. 113: D08307, doi: 10.1029/2007JD009162.
Duncan, B. N., J. J. West, Y. Yoshida, A. M. Fiore, and J. Ziemke (2008) The influence of European pollution on ozone in the Near East and northern Africa, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 8: 2267-2283,
West, J. J., S. Szopa, and D. A. Hauglustaine (2007) Human mortality effects of future concentrations of tropospheric ozone, Comptes rendus de l’Académie des sciences – Geoscience, 339: 775-783, doi: 10.1016/j.crte.2007.08.005.
Stevens, G., B. de Foy, J. J. West, and J. I. Levy (2007) Developing intake fraction estimates with limited data: comparison of methods in Mexico City, Atmospheric Environment, 41: 3672-3683, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2006.12.051.  
West, J. J., A. M. Fiore, V. Naik, L. W. Horowitz, M. D. Schwarzkopf, and D. L. Mauzerall (2007) Ozone air quality and radiative forcing consequences of changes in ozone precursor emissions, Geophysical Research Letters, 34: L06806, doi: 10.1029/2006GL029173.
Fiore, A. M., L. W. Horowitz, E. J. Dlugokencky, and J. J. West (2006) Impact of meteorology and emissions on methane trends, 1990-2004, Geophysical Research Letters, 33: L12809, doi: 10.1029/2006GL026199.
West, J. J., A. M. Fiore, L. W. Horowitz, and D. L. Mauzerall (2006) Global health benefits of mitigating ozone pollution with methane emission controls, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 103(11): 3988-3993, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0600201103.
West, J. J., and A. M. Fiore (2005) Management of tropospheric ozone by reducing methane emissions, Environmental Science & Technology, 39(13): 4685-4691, doi: 10.1021/es048629f.
Bergin, M. S., J. J. West, T. J. Keating, and A. G. Russell (2005) Regional atmospheric pollution and transboundary air quality management, Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 30:1-37, doi: 10.1146/
San Martini, F., J. J. West, B. de Foy, L. T. Molina, M. J. Molina, G. Sosa, and G. J. McRae (2005) Modeling inorganic aerosols and their response to changes in precursor concentration in Mexico City, Journal Air & Waste Management Assoc., 55(6): 803-815.
West, J. J., M. A. Zavala, L. T. Molina, M. J. Molina, F. San Martini, G. J. McRae, G. Sosa-Iglesias, and J. L. Arriaga-Colina (2004) Modeling ozone photochemistry and evaluation of hydrocarbon emissions in the Mexico City metropolitan area, Journal of Geophysical Research, 109: D19312, doi: 10.1029/2004JD004614.
West, J. J., P. Osnaya, I. Laguna, J. Martinez, and A. Fernandez (2004) Co-control of urban air pollutants and greenhouse gases in Mexico City, Environmental Science & Technology, 38: 3474-3481, doi: 10.1021/es034716g.

Arriaga-Colina, J. L., J. J. West, G. Sosa, S. S. Escalona, R. M. Orduñez, and A. D. M. Cervantes (2004) Measurements of VOCs in Mexico City (1992-2001) and evaluation of VOCs and CO in the emissions inventory, Atmospheric Environment, 38: 2523-2533, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2004.01.033.
Keating, T. J., J. J. West, and A. Farrell (2004) Prospects for international management of intercontinental air pollutant transport, in A. Stohl, Ed., Intercontinental Transport of Air Pollution, Springer, p. 295-320, doi: 10.1007/b94532.
Molina, M. J., L. T. Molina, J. J. West, G. Sosa, C. Sheinbaum, F. San Martini, M. A. Zavala, and G. McRae (2002) Air pollution science in the MCMA: understanding source-receptor relationships through emissions inventories, measurements and modeling, in L. T. Molina and M. J. Molina (eds.) Air Quality in the Mexico Megacity, Kluwer, Boston, pp. 137-202.
West, J. J., H. Dowlatabadi, and M. J. Small (2001) Storms, investor decisions, and the economic impacts of sea level rise, Climatic Change, 48: 317-342.
West, J. J., A. S. Ansari, and S. N. Pandis (1999) Marginal PM2.5: nonlinear aerosol mass response to sulfate reductions in the eastern US, Journal Air & Waste Management Assoc., 49(12): 1415-1424.
West, J. J., C. Pilinis, A. Nenes, and S. N. Pandis (1998) Marginal direct climate forcing by atmospheric aerosols, Atmospheric Environment, 32(14/15): 2531-2542.
West, J. J., C. Hope, and S. N. Lane (1997) Climate change and energy policy: the impacts and implications of aerosols, Energy Policy, 25(11): 923-939.

Detailed CV