Sebastian Rowland, PhD, joined PSE in 2022 as a scientist. His work focuses on the human health impacts of air pollution and energy systems, particularly within frontline communities. Dr. Rowland received his PhD from Columbia University where he modeled uncertainties in fine particulate matter concentrations to inform future monitoring efforts and examined the cardiovascular effects of short-term temperature exposures. He has published several studies quantifying the health effects of temperature and air pollution and has helped develop methods to quantify street-level traffic and effects on pregnancy loss.
Prior to his PhD, Dr. Rowland helped develop the first national census of underground natural gas storage wells and facilities at the Center for Climate, Health, and Global Environment (C-CHANGE) at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, where he earned his MS; investigated environmental hazards as an environmental consultant; and earned his BA in Biology.