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Lucas RF Henneman

Postdoctoral Fellow

Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Welcome!

Welcome to my personal website—I am a postdoc at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. I’ve accepted an Assistant Professor appointment in George Mason University’s Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering starting August 2020. Take a look around and please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Interests

  • Environmental policy
  • Health effects of air quality interventions
  • Air pollution modeling
  • Regulatory accountability
  • Big data applications

Education

  • PhD in Environmental Engineering, 2017

    Georgia Institute of Technology

  • MS in Environmental Engineering, 2014

    Georgia Institute of Technology

  • BS in Environmental Engineering, 2012

    Johns Hopkins University

Background

Open eyes, clear skies, can’t lose.

Our world is changing all the time. Some change is fast, some change is slow, and all change looks different across the world. Wielded appropriately, this change can be an awesome tool for learning more about our environment and our health.

I’m most interested in changes in our air quality—air pollution causes millions of deaths each year world-wide. Many countries have implemented regulations to curb this burden, and we can study these regulations using the Air Pollution Accountability Chain.

Air Pollution Accountability Chain

This framework describes how regulations impact emissions, air quality, personal dose/exposure, and ultimately public health. Though we can make measurements at each of these links, the relationships that are most informative for policymakers (blue portions of the arrows) are clouded by other factors (red portions).

I’m building a multi-disciplinary team that will advance research along the Air Pollution Accountability Chain. We’ll develop models and devise new analytical techniques to create evidence for continued improvements in envornmental policy at scales local to global. If you’re a prospective graduate student with strong analytical skills, please review my ongoing projects and recent papers and reach out.

Recent Publications

Google Scholar

(2020). Health effects of power plant emissions through ambient air quality. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A: Statistics in Society.

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Contact

  • Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA