Faculty Expert Profile

Peter DeCarlo

  • Associate professor of environmental health and engineering


  • Whiting School of Engineering

Languages spoken

  • English

Peter DeCarlo studies atmospheric air pollution and air quality and how levels of both are affected by emissions from human activities. He has been widely quoted on the causes and dangers of air pollution in the United States due to wildfires and other causes.

He also studies indoor air pollution.

He has published extensively in the areas of air quality and climate. He has performed air quality measurements all over the world, and visited with many Congressional offices to discuss climate change and air quality issues.

Recent coverage

Hub coverage

Environmental health
Order up for cleaner kitchen air
Published Dec 7, 2023
A research team that included a JHU air-quality expert has developed a new method for better estimating potential exposure to cooking-related emissions during stir-frying
Environmental health
A breath of fresh air
Published March 2, 2022
Peter DeCarlo and postdoctoral researcher Ellis Robinson are part of an international project studying air quality in Fairbanks, Alaska

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