Professor in Environmental Sciences and Engineering
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
J. Jason West is Professor in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he performs interdisciplinary research that connects air pollution, climate change, energy and human health, using models of atmospheric chemistry and transport, and tools for quantitative policy analysis. He has published on topics such as the emissions determinants of global tropospheric ozone, the international transport of air pollutants, the radiative forcing of climate, the effects of climate change on air quality, and the global burden of air pollution on premature mortality. He led the first study of the co-benefits of greenhouse gas mitigation for air quality and human health to use global atmospheric models and future scenarios. Dr. West holds a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, earned jointly between Civil & Environmental Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy. Prior to coming to UNC, Dr. West held positions at Princeton University, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institute of Ecology in Mexico City, and MIT.