Gaige Kerr

Gaige Kerr

Gaige Kerr

Senior Research Scientist


School: Milken Institute School of Public Health

Department: Environmental and Occupational Health


Dr. Gaige Kerr (he/him) is a Senior Research Scientist and Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. He received his BSc with honors in Atmospheric Science from Cornell University and his MA and PhD in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Kerr researches ambient air pollution, and projects he has led span topics ranging from understanding the emission sources of pollution to assessing the health impacts experienced by the populations pollution impacts, with a special emphasis on understanding associated ethnoracial and socioeconomic disparities. His research uses a wide variety of tools and methods, including remote sensing, atmospheric chemistry and other numerical models, exposure assessment, and spatial statistical techniques.

He serves or has served on several boards and committees for the American Meteorological Society, including their Board on Representation, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Diversity; Task Force on Professional Conduct; and Annual Meeting Oversight Committee. He previously was an Air Quality Fellow for the U.S. Department of State’s Greening Diplomacy Initiative.

Classes Taught:

  • PUBH 6140 - Global Climate Change and Air Pollution: Science, Impacts, and Solutions (Summer 2023)