Susan Anenberg is an Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health and of Global Health and Director of the GW Climate and Health Institute. She serves as the Director of the MPH concentration in Global Environmental Health. Her research focuses on developing novel methods to assess health impacts of air pollution and future climate change, applying those methods to examine health consequences of different policy choices, and creating decision-support tools that can be used to evaluate costs and benefits of specific policies. She uses multi-disciplinary methods, drawing from epidemiology, exposure science, remote sensing, atmospheric chemistry and meteorology, numerical modeling, and economics.
She developed a new course, PubH 6140: Global Climate Change and Air Pollution: Science, Impacts, and Solutions (2 credits) that is taught in summers. In the past, she has been a session leader for online courses, including PubH 6004: Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World, and PubH 6128: Global Environmental and Occupational Health. She developed a new online MPH concentration in Climate and Health, accepting students for the first time in Fall 2021.
Dr. Anenberg serves as Editor of the GeoHealth journal and President-Elect of the American Geophysical Union's GeoHealth section. She also serves on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board and Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, the World Health Organization's Global Air Pollution and Health Technical Advisory Group, and the National Academy of Science's Committee to Advise the U.S. Global Change Research Program.
Dr. Anenberg has been a Co-Founder and Partner at Environmental Health Analytics, LLC, the Deputy Managing Director for Recommendations at the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, an environmental scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and a senior advisor for clean cookstove initiatives at the U.S. State Department. Her research has been published in top academic journals such as Science, Nature, and Nature Climate Change, and she has also led or contributed to 15 science-policy reports on air quality and climate change, and five U.S. EPA air quality regulatory support documents. She has worked as a consultant for a variety of non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations, such as the Gold Standard Foundation, United Nations Environment Programme, World Health Organization, International Council on Clean Transportation, and Health Effects Institute, among others.