Ilias Kavouras

Department Chairperson, Environmental, Occupational, and Geospatial Health Sciences; Interim Department Chairperson, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Environmental, Occupational, and Geospatial Health Sciences
(646) 364-9628
Professor Kavouras’ research lies on the interface of chemical and health sciences to understand the coupling of atmospheric pollution and human health including the role of climate change.
His research focuses on particulate matter sources and composition, development of aerosol characterization technologies, wildfires smoke emissions, geospatial, receptor and inverse modeling, and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. He has developed novel analytical protocols, geospatial analysis methods and state-of-the-art instrumentation.

He co-authored more than 75 publications including one in Nature. His research has been funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and regional air quality and public health departments. He has served on review panels for the NSF, NIEHS, NOAA, EPA, and the US National Academies of Sciences.

Dr. Kavouras has held faculty positions at the Desert Research Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and was the graduate program director at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

He was also the environmental health coordinator for the longitudinal children study in France. He teaches courses on exposure sciences, environmental chemistry and climate change. He has mentored more than 10 doctoral, graduate and undergraduate students.
PhD in Chemistry from University of Crete, Heraklion
BSc in Chemistry from University of Crete, Heraclion
Research Interests
Air pollution health effects, air pollutants, particulate matter, organic aerosol, climate change