Dr. Kelsey Bilsback joined PSE Healthy Energy in 2021 as a senior scientist. She brings expertise in engineering and atmospheric science to PSE, where her work uses modeling to evaluate the impacts of energy production and use on air quality and human health. Prior to joining PSE, Dr. Bilsback was a postdoctoral researcher in atmospheric science at Colorado State University. As a researcher, she implemented process-level models for secondary organic aerosol into regional atmospheric models and used chemical-transport models 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. During this time, 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.