Dr. Drew Michanowicz is a Senior Scientist at PSE Health Energy and visiting scientist with the Center for Climate, Health, and Global Environment (C-CHANGE) at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Trained in environmental and occupational health, his research centers on the poorly communicated human health and safety costs of our present and future energy choices.  He has extensive experience in indoor and atmospheric air pollution monitoring and exposure research with applications to both urban settings and natural gas development. In 2008, he co-developed FracTracker – a geoweb-based tool designed to facilitate public engagement around emerging shale gas extraction in PA.  More recently, his research has focused on hazards posed by midstream and downstream systems of the natural gas supply chain as well as impacts to end user indoor air quality.  

Dr. Michanowicz is a nationally board-certified public health practitioner and received both a Master’s and Doctorate of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.  In 2015, Dr. Michanowicz was awarded the NatureNet Science Fellowship with the Nature Conservancy and he completed his postdoctoral work in the Environmental Health Department at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. 

Selected Publications:

  • Op-ed: The Aliso Canyon Gas Leak was a Disaster.  There are 10,000 More Storage Wells Out There Just like It.  The Los Angeles Times.  May 24, 2018. https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-michanowicz-aliso-canyon-gas-leak-20180514-story.html
  • Buonocore, J. J., Hughes, E. J., Michanowicz, D. R., Heo, J., Allen, J. G., Williams, A. (2019). Climate and Health Benefits of Increasing Renewable Energy Deployment in the United States. Environmental Research Letters. 14(11).
  • Vera, L., Malivel, G., Michanowicz, D. R., Kang, C. M., Wylie, S. (2019). Photopaper tool for community-level monitoring of industrially produced hydrogen sulfide and corrosion. Atmospheric Environment. X, 5 p. 100049.
  • Gillooly, S. E., Michanowicz, D. R., Jackson, M., Cambal, L. K., Shmool, J. L. C., Tunno, B. J., Tripathy, S., Bain, D. J., Clougherty, J. E. (2019). Evaluating deciduous tree leaves as biomonitors for ambient particulate matter pollution in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 191(12), p.711.
  • Michanowicz, D. R., Williams, S. R., Buonocore, J. J., Rowland, S. T., Konschnik, K. E., Goho, S. A., Bernstein, A. S. (2019) Population allocation at the housing unit level: Estimates around underground natural gas storage wells in PA, OH, NY, WV, MI, and CA. Environmental Health. 18(1), 58.
  • Tripathy, S., Tunno, B. J., Michanowicz, D. R., Kinnee, E., Shmool, J. L. C., Gillooly, S., Clougherty, J. E. (2019). Hybrid land use regression modeling for estimating spatio-temporal exposures to PM2.5, BC, and metal components across a metropolitan area of complex terrain and industrial sources. Science of the Total Environment. 673, 54-63.
  • Gillooly, S. E., Zhou, Y., Vallarino, J., Chu, T. M., Michanowicz, D. R., Levy, J. E., Ademkiewicz, G. (2019). Development of an in-home, real-time air pollutant sensor platform and implications for community use. Environ Pollution. 244, 440-450.
  • Tunno, B. J., Tripathy, S., Kinnee, E., Michanowicz, D. R., Shmool, J. L. C. (2018). Fine-scale source apportionment including diesel-related elemental and organic constituents of PM2.5 across downtown Pittsburgh. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 15(10), 2177.
  • Tunno, B. J., Michanowicz, D. R., Shmool, J. L. C., Tripathy, S., Kinnee, E., Cambal, L., Chubb, L., Roper, C., Clougherty, J. E. (2018). Spatial patterns in rush-hour vs. work-week diesel-related pollution across a downtown core.  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 15(9), 1968.
  • Gu, Q., Michanowicz, D. R., Chunrong, J. (2018) Developing a modular unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platform for air pollution profiling. Sensors, 18(12), 4363.
  • Qiu, J., Game, E.T., Tallis, H., Olander, L.P., Glew, L., Kagan, J.S., Kalies, E.L., Michanowicz, D.R., Phelan, J., Polasky, S. and Reed, J., (2018). Evidence-Based Causal Chains for Linking Health, Development, and Conservation Actions. BioScience68(3), 182-193.
  • Michanowicz, D. R., Buonocore, J. J., Rowland, S. T., Konschnik, K. E., Goho, S. A., Bernstein, A. S. (2017) A national assessment of underground natural gas storage: identifying wells with designs likely vulnerable to a single-point-of-failure. Environmental Research Letters, 12(6).
  • Gillooly, S. E., Shmool, J. L. C., Michanowicz, D. R., Bain, D. J., Cambal, L. K., Shields, K. N., & Clougherty, J. E. (2016). Framework for using deciduous tree leaves as biomonitors for intraurban particulate air pollution in exposure assessment. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 188(8), 479.
  • Tunno, B. J., Shmool, J. L. C. ., Michanowicz, D. R., Tripathy, S., Chubb, L. G., Kinnee, E., Cambal, L., Roper, C., Clougherty, J. E. (2016) Spatial variation in diesel-related elemental and organic PM2.5 components during workweek hours across a downtown core.  Science of the Total Environment, 573, 27-38.
  • Michanowicz, D. R., Shmool, J. L. C., Cambal, L., Tunno, B., Gillooly, S., Olson Hunt, J. M., Tripathy, S., Naumoff Shields, K., Clougherty, J. E. (2016). A hybrid land use regression/AERMOD model for predicting intra-urban variation in PM2.5. Atmospheric Environment, 131, 307-315.
  • Michanowicz, D. R., Shmool, J. L. C., Cambal, L., Tunno, B., Gillooly, S., Olson Hunt, J. M., Tripathy, S., Naumoff Shields, K., Clougherty, J. E. (2016). A hybrid land use regression/line-source model for predicting intra-urban NO2. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 43, 181-191.
  • Talbott, E. O., Arena, V. C., Rager, J. R., Clougherty, J. E., Michanowicz, D. R., Sharma, R. K., Stacy, S. L. (2015). Fine particulate matter and the risk of autism spectrum disorder. Environmental Research, 140, 414-420.
  • Michanowicz, D. R. (2015) Hybrid dispersion/ land use regression modeling for improving air pollutant concentration estimates. Doctoral dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. Retrieved from D-Scholarship, 117p; 23582.
  • Tunno, B. J., Michanowicz, D. R., Shmool, J. L. C., Kinnee, E., Cambal, L., Tripathy, S., Gillooly, S., Roper, C., Chubb, G. L., Clougherty, J. E. (2015). Spatial variation in inversion-focused vs 24-h integrated sampling of PM2.5 and black carbon across Pittsburgh, PA. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology, 2015, 1-12.
  • Tunno, B. J., Dalton, R., Michanowicz, D. R., Shmool, J. L. C., Kinnee, E., Tripathy, S., Clougherty, J. E. (2015). Spatial patterning in PM2.5 constituents under an inversion-focused sampling design across an urban area of complex terrain. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 26, 385-396.
  • Shmool, J. L. C., Michanowicz, D. R., Cambal, L., Tunno, B., Gorczynski, J. E., Howell, J., Gillooly, S., Roper, C., Tripathy, S., Chubb, L. G., Holguin, F. E., Shields, K., Clougherty, J. E. (2014).  Saturation sampling for spatial variation in multiple air pollutants across an inversion-prone metropolitan area of complex terrain.  Environmental Health, 13(1), 28.
  • Ferrar, K. J., Michanowicz, D. R., Christen, C. L., Mulcahy, N., Malone, S. L., & Sharma, R. K. (2013). Assessment of effluent contaminants from three facilities discharging Marcellus Shale wastewater to surface waters in Pennsylvania. Environmental science & technology, 47(7), 3472-3481.
  • Ferrar, K. J., Kriesky, J., Christen, C. L., Marshall, L. P., Malone, S. L., Sharma, R. K., Michanowicz, D. R., & Goldstein, B. D. (2013). Assessment and longitudinal analysis of health impacts and stressors perceived to result from unconventional shale gas development in the Marcellus Shale region. International journal of occupational and environmental health, 19(2), 104-112.
  • Renz, L., Volz, C., Michanowicz, D. R., Ferrar, K., Christian, C., Lenzner, D., & El-Hefnawy, T. (2013). A study of parabens and bisphenol-A in surface water and fish brain tissue from the Greater Pittsburgh Area. Ecotoxicology, 22(4), 632-641.
  • Malone, S., Kelso, M., Michanowicz, D. R., Ferrar, K., Shields, K. N., & Kriesky, J. (2012). Environmental reviews and case studies: FracTracker survey and case studies: Application for Participatory GIS in Unconventional Natural Gas Development. Environmental Practice, 14(04), 342-351.
  • Michanowicz, D. R., Malone, S. L., Kelso, M., Ferrar, K. J., Christen, C. L., Volz, C.D. (2012). “A Participatory Geographic Information System (PGIS) Utilizing the GeoWeb 2.0: Filling the Gaps of the Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Industry,” Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 10(3), 45-53.