Air Quality

The Air Quality Program works to improve the health and welfare of urban residents by finding cost-effective ways to monitor and reduce air pollution. The costs of air pollution are immense. Globally, air pollution claims millions of lives each year. Cost-effective pollution abatement improves public health and urban quality of life, making cities healthier places to live and work. The Air Quality Program works with public officials and publicly-minded organizations to reduce urban air pollution, and provide urban residents with actionable information about the health consequences of dirty air.

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Leader: Kevin Cromar

Kevin Cromar
Kevin Cromar
Program Director / Air Quality
Clinical Assistant Professor

Kevin Cromar is the Director of the Air Quality Program and Clinical Assistant Professor at the NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management. He has secondary appointments at NYU School of Medicine in the Departments of Population Health and Environmental Medicine, and is also a member of Marron Institute Faculty Advisory Committee.  His main areas of research include environmental epidemiology, health effects of air pollution, exposure assessment, asthma susceptibility, spatial analysis, and environmental policy, among others.  He is particularly interested in the translation of scientific research into public policy and has positively influenced transportation and energy policy in Utah and New York, respectively.  

As part of his work as Director of the Air Quality Program, he provides guidance on air quality management issues to city leaders in the United States and internationally.  In addition to his academic research and policy work, Cromar is active in providing professional service within the University and in professional societies.  He currently serves as a member of the American Thoracic Society Environmental and Occupational Health Policy Committee and on the NYU GSAS Department of Environmental Health Science Graduate Steering Committee.  

Professor Cromar holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Health Science from New York University, an M.S. in Environmental Health Science from New York University and a B.S. in Neuroscience from Brigham Young University.

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