Georgopoulos, Panos

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  • Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rutgers Biomedical and Health & Sciences
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The laboratory of Prof. Georgopoulos ( studies Environmental and Public Health issues, focusing on two complementary research areas:

  • Multiscale computational modeling of interacting environmental and biological systems.
  • Enviroinformatics, bioinformatics, and socioinformatics applications, using predictive data analytics to understand human exposures to pollutants and associated health outcomes.


Various research efforts in both the above areas involve the modeling and analysis of climate change effects on environmental quality and public health. Examples include the impact of climate change on anthropogenic and biogenic atmospheric; on the spatial and temporal patterns of co-occurring photochemical pollutants (ozone, nitrogen oxides, secondary particulate matter) and biological aeroallergens (pollens and spores); and on human exposures to ambient and indoor air pollutants under alternative scenarios of growth and resource utilization.

Book chapters:

Kipen, H., Black, K., Laumbach, R., Mohan, K., Weisel, C., Georgopoulos, P., Ren, X., Black, T., Alimokhtari, S., Cohen, J., Cepeda, C., Alavi, S., Ohman-Strickland, P., Perez, A., Gallegos, E., Barry Ryan, P., & Weschler, C. (2020). Indoor ozone chemistry in a real-world study of urban apartments in the U.S. In 16th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate: Creative and Smart Solutions for Better Built Environments, Indoor Air 2020 (16th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate: Creative and Smart Solutions for Better Built Environments, Indoor Air 2020). International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate.

Journal articles:

Zhang, X., Just, A. C., Hsu, H. H. L., Kloog, I., Woody, M., Mi, Z., Rush, J., Georgopoulos, P., Wright, R. O., & Stroustrup, A. (2021). A hybrid approach to predict daily NO2 concentrations at city block scale. Science of the Total Environment.

Yu, C. H., Weisel, C. P., Alimokhtari, S., Georgopoulos, P. G., & Fan, Z. T. (2021). Biomonitoring: A tool to assess PFNA body burdens and evaluate the effectiveness of drinking water intervention for communities in New Jersey. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health.

Ren, X., Weisel, C. P., & Georgopoulos, P. G. (2021). Modeling effects of spatial heterogeneities and layered exposure interventions on the spread of covid-19 across New Jersey. International journal of environmental research and public health.

Ren, X., Mi, Z., & Georgopoulos, P. G. (2020). Comparison of Machine Learning and Land Use Regression for fine scale spatiotemporal estimation of ambient air pollution: Modeling ozone concentrations across the contiguous United States. Environment international.

Cai, T., Zhang, Y., Ren, X., Bielory, L., Mi, Z., Nolte, C. G., Gao, Y., Leung, L. R., & Georgopoulos, P. G. (2019). Development of a semi-mechanistic allergenic pollen emission model. Science of the Total Environment.

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