The Health Effects Institute (HEI) 

HEI is an independent global health and air research institute. It is the primary developer of the State of Global Air report, the host and manager for this website, the coordinator of input from all other members of the team, and the facilitator of contact with media partners. Key HEI contributors include Pallavi Pant, head of global health; Victor Nthusi, consulting research fellow; Ada Wright, research assistant; Amy Andreini, science communications specialist; Hope Green, editorial project manager; Kristin Eckles, senior editorial manager; Alexis Vaskas, digital communications manager; Tom Champoux, director of science communications; Aaron Cohen, consulting scientist at HEI and affiliate professor of Global Health at IHME; Bob O’Keefe, vice president; and Elena Craft, president.


The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

IHME is an independent population health research center at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle. It provides the underlying air pollution and health data and other critical support for this project. Key IHME contributors include Michael Brauer, faculty; Katrin Burkart, faculty; Sarah Wozniak, post-bachelor fellow; Kate Causey, post-bachelor fellow; Charlie Ashbaugh, project officer; Tamara Gibbs, Senior Campaigns Manager;  and Connie Kim, senior communications manager.


University of British Columbia

Professor Michael Brauer of the School of Population and Public Health at UBC serves as an expert adviser on this project. Dr. Brauer is a long-time principal collaborator on the air pollution assessment for the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) project and led the effort to define the project’s global air pollution exposure assessment methodology. 

Zev Ross
Metropolis Creative
Charles River Web
Creative Science Writing

Other Contributors

ZevRoss Spatial Analytics provides support on data visualization and the interactive features of the site; Metropolis Creative designs the website; Charles River Web develops the website; Creative Science Writing provides writing support for the report and website; David Wade typesets the reports; and StoryMine provides support for video production.


We would also like to thank the reviewers for their comments and feedback.


Funding: The project is funded by the Clean Air Fund. Past supporters include Bloomberg Philanthropies and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.