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 Katy Walker, principal scientist; Pallavi Pant, staff scientist; Joanna Keel and Lee Ann Adelsheim, research assistants; Hilary Selby Polk, managing editor; Sofia Chang-DePuy, digital communications manager; Hope Green, editorial project manager; Ruth Shaw, consulting compositor; Aaron Cohen, consulting scientist at HEI and affiliate professor of Global Health at IHME; Bob O’Keefe, vice president; and Dan Greenbaum, 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; and Dean Owen, senior manager for marketing and communications.


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 provided data visualization support and developed the interactive feature of the site; Metropolis Creative designed the website; Charles River Web developed the website; Creative Science Writing provided writing support for the report and website; Cameographics typeset the report; and StoryMine produced the video. 

We would also like to thank the reviewers: Drs. Sagnik Dey, Rakesh Ghosh, Wei Huang, Michal Krzyzanowski, Tom Matte, Sumi Mehta, and Beate Ritz for their comments and feedback.


Funding: The project is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.