Research Partners

Marron Institute of Urban Management at New York University

The Marron Institute deepens the fundamental understanding of cities by working with civic innovators to improve urban management. All cities aspire to good management but a continually changing world means that every city is a work in progress.  Dr. Kevin Cromar directs the Air Quality Program which helps cities develop and implement efficient air management practices which includes: smart monitoring of emissions, policies that reduce exposure to ambient pollution, and dissemination of improved risk communication information to the public.  The Marron Institute is located at New York University and is directed by Paul Romer.

American Thoracic Society

Founded in 1905, the American Thoracic Society is a medical professional organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment research and cure of pulmonary disease, critical care illness and sleep disordered breathing.  Our 15,000 physician, researchers, nurses, respiratory therapists and allied health professionals members pursue our mission through research, education, clinical care and advocacy.

Because of the well-established links between exposures to air pollution and respiratory health, the American Thoracic Society plays an active role in advocating for National Ambient Air Quality standards the protect the health nations’ public health from air pollution.  The American Thoracic Society is pleased to partner with Marron Institute of Urban Management at NYU to release the report on air pollution.  We hope this report will help inform the public and policy makers about the benefits of reducing air pollution in the United States.