Denise L. Mauzerall

Research Objectives

The objective of my research group is to utilize science to inform the development of far-sighted air quality and greenhouse gas mitigation policy.  Our approach is to use rigorous scientific tools to address technical questions of direct policy relevance. My research examines opportunities to simultaneously reduce air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions and evaluates the resulting co-benefits for climate, air quality, public health and food security. Substantial research has focussed on interventions in the residential, transport, power, industrial and agricultural sectors in China and elsewhere around the world. Other research has examined overseas financing of coal. We have also identified the leakage of methane from abandoned oil and gas wells in the U.S. and U.K. which culminated in $4.7billion funding under the U.S. bipartisan Infrastructure Law to plug orphaned U.S. wells. Trained as an atmospheric scientist, my group collaborates widely with energy, economic, policy, climate, health and agricultural experts. My goal is to use global change science to facilitate the formation of sound environmental policy and encourage rapid utilization of greenhouse gas mitigation strategies that bring cost-effective co-benefits with their deployment. 


Ph.D., Atmospheric Chemistry, Harvard University
M.S., Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
Sc.B. with honors, Chemistry, Brown University

Denise Mauzerall CV

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Endowed Professorships to Two SPIA Faculty; Promotions for Two Others

Two members of the faculty of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs were named to endowed professorships, effective April 1, and two faculty members were promoted to associate professor, effective July 1.

Denise Mauzerall Named American Geophysical Union Fellow

Princeton School of Public and International Affairs


Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

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