Kirk R. Smith PhD, MPH is a professor of global environmental health at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and director of the Collaborative Clean Air Policy Centre in New Delhi. He is the co-author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 3rd and 4th report on Climate Change, for which the IPCC won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. His research interests focus on the effects of household air pollution on environmental and health quality in developing countries, such as India, China, Nepal, Mongolia, Mexico, and Guatemala.


“Berkeley moment”

When I realized that the point was not doing science well, but doing the science well enough and in ways that would drive policy.

Public health dream team

I would choose philosophers and novelists to help shift societal perspectives on the future to enable the critical climate and other environmental problems to be engaged today.

Theme song while at Berkeley/Movie of my life at SPH

As Time Goes By

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