Publications (published/in press)


19. Ye Tian, Priyanka deSouza, Simone Mora, Xiaobai Yao, Fabio Duarte, Leslie K Northford, Hui Lin, Carlo Ratti, ‘Evaluating the meteorological effects on the urban form-air quality relationship using mobile monitoring’, accepted Environmental Science and Technology 

18. Priyanka deSouza, Sagnik Dey, Kevin Mwenda, Rockli Kim, S.V Subramanian, Patrick Kinney, ‘Robust relationship between ambient air pollution and infant mortality in India’, accepted Science of the Total Environment (Link)

17. Priyanka deSouza, ‘Key concerns and drivers of low-cost air quality sensor use’, Key Concerns and Drivers of Low-Cost Air Quality Sensor Use. Sustainability. 2022; 14(1):584. (Link)

16. Priyanka deSouza, Phoebe Atsieno Oriama, Peter Pederson, Sebastian Horstmann, Lorena Gordillo-Dagallier, Charles N Christensen, Christoph Franck, Richard Ayman,  Jacqueline Klopp, Ralph Kahn, Kyle Messier, Patrick Kinney, ‘The Neighbourhood-Specific impact of a COVID-19 curfew on fine particulate matter levels in Nairobi: Implications for Environmental Justice’, Environmental Research Communications (Link)

15.  Priyanka deSouza and Patrick Kinney, ‘On the Distribution of Low-Cost PM sensors in the US: Demographic and Air Quality Associations’,  Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 2021, pp.1-11 (Link)

14. Shin Bin Tan, Priyanka deSouza, and Matthew Raifman, 'Structural Racism and COVID-19 in the USA: a County-Level Empirical Analysis', Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 2021 (Link)

13. Priyanka deSouza, Ruiqing Lu, Patrick Kinney, and Siqi Zheng, Exposures to multiple air pollutants while commuting: Evidence from Zhengzhou, China. Atmospheric Environment, 2021, p.118168. (Link)

12. Priyanka deSouza, S V Subramanian, ‘COVID-19 Across United States Congressional Districts’, J. Glob. Health Sci. 2020 (Link)

11. Weiyu Wang, Jeffrey Blossom, Julie Kim, Priyanka deSouza, Weixing Zhang, Rockli Kim, Rakesh Sarwal, S.V. Subramanian. COVID-19 Metrics across Parliamentary Constituencies and Districts in India. Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies Working Paper Series, 2020, 20, 4. (Link)

10. Fabio Duarte and Priyanka deSouza, ‘Data Science and Cities: a critical approach’,  invited paper (peer reviewed) Harvard Data Science Review, 2020. (Link)

9. Priyanka deSouza, ‘Air Pollution in Kenya: A review’,  Air Quality Atmosphere and Health, pp 1-9, 2020. (Link)

8. Priyanka deSouza, Danielle Braun, Robbie Parks, Joel Schwartz, Francesca Dominici, Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou, ‘ Assessing the short-term effect of PM2.5 on Cardiovascular Hospitalizations in the Medicaid Population: A Case-Crossover Study’, Epidemiology, 2020. (Link)

7. Priyanka deSouza, Ralph Kahn, James Limbarcher, Eloise Marais, Fabio Duarte, Carlo Ratti, ‘Combining low-cost, surface-based aerosol monitors with size-resolved satellite data for air quality applications’, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss, 2020. (Link)

6. Priyanka deSouza, Amin Anjomshoaa, Fabio Duarte, Prashant Kumar, Ralph Kahn, Carlo Ratti, ‘Air Quality Monitoring Case Study Using Mobile Low-cost Sensors mounted on Trash-Trucks: Methods Development and Lessons Learned’, Sustainable Cities and Society. 2020 May 18:102239. (Link)

5. Amin Anjomshoaa, Fábio Duarte, Daniël Rennings, Thomas Matarazzo, Priyanka deSouza, Carlo Ratti, ‘City Scanner: Building and Scheduling a Mobile Sensing Platform for Smart City Services’, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 2018 (Link)

4. Priyanka deSouza, Victor Nthusi, Jacqueline Klopp, Wah On Ho, John Saffell, Roderic Jones, Carlo Ratti, ‘A Nairobi Experiment in using low cost air quality monitors’ Clean Air Journal, 2017, v12, i 2, pp 12-42 (Link + Data)

3. Priyanka deSouza and Yadvinder Malhi, "Land Use Change in India (1700–2000) as Examined through the Lens of Human Appropriation of Net Primary Productivity." Journal of Industrial Ecology, 2017 (Link)

2. Priyanka deSouza, K.R Balasubramanian, Rangan Banerjee ‘Setting Targets for Photoelectrochemical Cells,’ IVth International Conference on Advances in Energy Research, IIT Bombay 10th-12th December, 2013 (Link)

1. Priyanka deSouza and Vijay Singh, ‘Simple Model of the 100 meter dash’, Resonance Volume 17, Number 6(2012). (Link)​

Book Chapters

5. Contributing Author for the COVID-19, Cities, and Climate Change Element in the Third Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC3.3), Cambridge University Press 2021-2023

4. Patrick Kinney, Priyanka deSouza, ‘Community Design and Air Quality’, in Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-Being, and Sustainability, in preparation for Island Press 

3. Janelle Knox-Hayes, Jungwoo Chun, Priyanka deSouza, ‘Sustainable Finance’, Routledge Handbook of Financial Geography 2020 (Link)

2.  Grace Mwaura, Louise Fitzgerald, Priyanka deSouza, ‘Introduction: Environmental and Sustainability Clubs’ in  Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019 (Link)

1. Contributing author of Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, edited by Paul Hawken (Link)

Poster Presentations

Priyanka deSouza, Danielle Braun, Francesca Dominici, Marianthi-Anna Kiourmotzoglou, 'Assessing the short-term effect of PM2.5 on cardiovascular hospitalizations in the Medicaid population: A case-crossover study", HEI 2019 conference (Link)

Reports + Newspaper Articles 

4. Priyanka deSouza, 'Nairobi’s air has been polluted for decades: new review suggests a path forward'. The Conversation, 2020 (Link)

3. Priyanka deSouza and Alexander Ikawah, 'This Too Is Kenya: How the deCOALONIZE Campaign Challenged a Politicised Bureaucracy and Legal System'. The Elephant, 2019 (Link)

2. Priyanka deSouza, ‘Every Breath You Take: Who is Monitoring Air Quality in Kenya’, The Elephant, 2018 (Link)

1. Priyanka deSouza, ‘Maritime Implications of the Hydrocarbon Sector’ for the National Maritime Foundation Annual Maritime Foundation, 2013

Book Reviews

5. Priyanka deSouza, ‘Book Review: Asthma Care in a Time of Climate Change by Alison Kenner’, LSE Book Review, 2020 (Link)

4. Priyanka deSouza, ‘Book Review: Political Blackness in Multicultural Britain by Mohan Ambikaipaker’, LSE Book Review, 2019 (Link)

3. Priyanka deSouza, ‘Book Review: Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Kenya by Nanjala Nyabola’, LSE Book Review, 2018 (Link)

2. Priyanka deSouza, ‘Book Review: Rhodes Must Fall: The Struggle to Decolonise the Racist Heart of Empire by Rhodes Must Fall Oxford, edited by Roseanne Chantiluke, Brian Kwoba and Athinagamso Nkopo’, LSE Book Review, 2018 (Link)

1. Priyanka deSouza, ‘Book Review: The Shale Dilemma: A Global Perspective on Fracking and Shale Development’, AnthemEnviroExperts, 2018 (Link)


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