Dr. Kelsey Bilsback is a senior scientist at PSE Healthy Energy with expertise in mechanical engineering and atmospheric science. Her research uses modeling tools to quantify the air quality, health, and equity impacts of energy policies and planning. Examples of her work include quantifying the indoor and outdoor air quality impacts of methane leaks from the oil and gas sector and evaluating the health and equity impacts of utilities’s energy production portfolios.

Prior to joining PSE, Dr. Bilsback was a postdoctoral researcher in atmospheric science at Colorado State University, where she used chemical-transport models tools to assess the air quality, health, and climate impacts of energy transition policies.

During her PhD, Dr. Bilsback studied solid-fuel cookstove emissions and their impacts on air quality, health, and climate. She developed a novel laboratory test protocol for solid-fuel cookstoves used to study various aspects of cookstove emissions in two large-scale laboratory campaigns. She also utilized low-cost sensors to quantify the cookstove emissions during several field campaigns in Uganda, India, China, and Honduras. Dr. Bilsback has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University and a BA in Physics from Boston University. Access Dr. Bilsback’s work on Research Gate and Google Scholar.

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