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Journal Articles

Chowdhury S, Dey S, Guttikunda S, Pillarisetti A, Smith KR, Di Girolamo L. Indian annual ambient air quality standard is achievable by completely mitigating emissions from household sources. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Apr 2019, 201900888; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1900888116. Supporting Information.

Pillarisetti A*, Ghorpade M, Madhav S, Dhongade A, Roy S, Balakrishnan K, Sankar S, Patil R, Levine DI, Juvekar S, Smith KR (2019) Promoting LPG usage during pregnancy: A pilot study in rural Maharashtra, India. Environment International 127:540-549.     Supporting Information (.docx)

Pillarisetti A*, Ma R, Buyan M, Nanzad B, Argo Y, Yang X, Smith KR. 2019. Advanced household heat pumps for air pollution control: A pilot field study in Ulaanbaatar, the coldest capital city in the world. In press Environmental Research. doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2019.03.019

Chowdhury S, Dey S, Di Girolamo L, Smith KR, Pillarisetti A, Lyapustin A. Tracking ambient PM2.5 build-up in Delhi national capital region during the dry season over 15 years using a high-resolution (1 km) satellite aerosol dataset. Atmospheric Environment 204: 142-150. doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2019.02.029

Pillarisetti A*, Carter E, Rajkumar S, Young BN, Benka-Coker M, Peel J, Johnson M, Clark M. 2019. Measuring personal exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) among rural Honduran women: a field evaluation of the Ultrasonic Personal Aerosol Sampler (UPAS). Environment International 123: 50-53. doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2018.11.014

Fleming LT, Weltman R, Yadav A, Edwards RD, Arora NK, Pillarisetti A, Meinardi S, Smith KR, Blake DR, Nizkorodov SA. 2018. Emissions from village cookstoves in Haryana, India and their potential impacts on air quality, Atmos. Chem. And Phys. 18: 15169-15182 doi.org/10.5194/acp-2018-487

Tagle M, Pillarisetti A, Hernandez MT, Troncoso K, Soares A, Torres R, Galeano A, Oyola P, Balmes J, Smith KR. 2018. Monitoring and modeling of household air quality related to use of different cookfuels in Paraguay. Indoor Air doi.org/10.1111/ina.12513

Pillarisetti A*, Gill M, Allen T, Madhavan S, Dhongade A, Ghorpade M, Roy S, Balakrishnan K, Juvekar S, Smith KR. 2019. The Pink Key: a low-cost stove use monitor to enable conditional cash transfers. Ecohealth 15 (4) : 768-776. doi.org/10.1007/s10393-018-1379-5

Bates MN, Pope K, Sijali TR, Pokhrel A, Pillarisetti A, Lam N, Verma S. 2019. Household fuel use and pulmonary tuberculosis in Nepal: A case-control study. Environmental Research 168: 193-205. doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2018.09.036

Delapena S, Piedrahita R, Pillarisetti A, Garland C, Rossanese M, Pennise D. 2018. Using personal exposure measurements of particulate matter to estimate health impacts associated with cooking in peri-urban Accra, Ghana. Energy for Sustainable Development 45: 190:197. doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2018.05.013

Gautam S, Pillarisetti A, Yadav A, Singh D, Arora NK, Smith KR. 2018. Daily average exposures to carbon monoxide from combustion of biomass fuels in rural households of Haryana, India. Environment, Development, and Sustainability. doi.org/10.1007/s10668-018-0131-1

Etchie TO, Etchie AT, Adewuyi GO, Pillarisetti A, Sivanesan S, Krishnamurthi K, Arora NK. 2018. The gains in life expectancy by ambient PM2.5 pollution reductions in localities in Nigeria. Environmental Pollution 236: 146-157. doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2018.01.034

Fleming LT, Lin P, Laskin A, Laskin J, Weltman R, Edwards RD, Arora NK, Yadav A, Meinardi S, Blake DR, Pillarisetti A, Smith KR, Nizkorodov SA. 2017. Molecular Composition of Particulate Matter Emissions from Dung and Brushwood Burning Household Cookstoves in Haryana, India. ACPD. 2017:1-35. doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-2461-2018

Rosenthal J, Quinn A, Grieshop AP, Pillarisetti A, Glass R. 2018. Clean Cooking and the SDGs: integrated analytical approaches to guide energy interventions for health and environment goals. Submitted to Energy for Sustainable Development. 42: 152-159. doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2017.11.003

Steenland K, Pillarisetti A, Kirby M, Peel J, Clark M, Checkley W, Chang H, Clasen T. 2018. The potential health benefits of lower household air pollution after a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cookstove intervention. Environment International 111:71-79. doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2017.11.018

Pillarisetti A*, Allen T, Ruiz-Mercado I, Edwards R, Chowdhury Z, Garland C, et al. 2017. Small, Smart, Fast, and Cheap: Microchip-Based Sensors to Estimate Air Pollution Exposures in Rural Households. Sensors. doi.org/10.3390/s17081879

Pillarisetti A*, Jamison D, Smith KR. 2017. The Impact of Household Energy Interventions on Health and Finances in Haryana, India: An Extended Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. In C. Mock, O. Kobusingye, R. Nugent, K. R. Smith (Eds.), Injury Prevention & Environmental Health, Disease Control Priorities, third edition, volume 7. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Smith KR, Pillarisetti A. 2017. Household Air Pollution from Solid Cookfuels and Health. In C. Mock, O. Kobusingye, R. Nugent, K. R. Smith (Eds.), Injury Prevention & Environmental Health, Disease Control Priorities, third edition, volume 7. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Liao J, Zimmerman A, Chafe ZA, Pillarisetti A, Yu T, Shan M, Yang X, Li H, Liu G, Smith KR. 2017. The impact of household cooking and heating with solid fuels on ambient PM2.5 in peri-urban Beijing. Atmospheric Environment. doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.05.053

Etchie TO, Sivanesan S, Adewui GO, Krishnamurthi K, Rao PS, Etchie AT, Pillarisetti A, Arora NK, Smith KR. 2017. The health burden and economic costs averted by ambient PM2.5 pollution reductions in Nagpur, India. Environment International. doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2017.02.010

Anenberg SC, Henze DK, Lacey F, Irfan A, Kinney P, Kleiman G, Pillarisetti A. 2016. Air pollution-related health and climate benefits of clean cookstove programs in Mozambique. Environmental Research Letters. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa5557

Gautam S, Edwards R, Yadav A, Weltman R, Pillarisetti A, Arora NK, Smith KR. 2016. Probe-based measurements of moisture in dung fuel for emissions measurements. Energy for Sustainable Development. doi: 10.1016/j.esd.2016.09.003

Lozier MJ, Sircar K, Christensen B, Pillarisetti A, Pennise D, Bruce N, Stanistreet D, Naeher L, Pilishvili T, Farrar JL, Sage M, Nyagol R, Muoki J, Wochuck T, Yip F. 2016. Use of temperature sensors to determine exclusivity of improved stove use and associated household air pollution reductions — Kenya, 2012-2013. Environmental Science & Technology. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b06141.

Balakrishnan K, Sambandam S, Ghosh S, Mukhopadhyay K, Vaswani M, Arora NK, Jack D, Pillarisetti A, Bates MN, Smith KR. Household Air Pollution Exposures of Pregnant Women Receiving Advanced Combustion Cookstoves in India: Implications for Intervention. Annals of Global Health, In Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aogh.2015.08.009

Pillarisetti A*, Mehta S, Smith KR. 2015. HAPIT, the Household Air Pollution Intervention Tool, to evaluate the health benefits and cost-effectiveness of clean cooking interventions. In E. A. Thomas (Ed.), Broken Pumps and Promises - Incentivizing Impact in Environmental Health. Switzerland: Springer,.

Pillarisetti, A.; Vaswani, M.; Jack, D.; Balakrishnan, K.; Bates, M. N.; Arora, N. K.; Smith, K. R. Patterns of Stove Usage after Introduction of an Advanced Cookstove: The Long-Term Application of Household Sensors. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2014, 48, 14525-14533. PDF - Supporting Information

Holstius, D. M., Pillarisetti, A., Smith, K. R., and Seto, E. Field calibrations of a low-cost aerosol sensor at a regulatory monitoring site in California, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 1121-1131, doi:10.5194/amt-7-1121-2014, 2014. Supplemental Material.

Ashish Singh, Bhushan Tuladhar, Karuna Bajracharya, Ajay Pillarisetti, Assessment of effectiveness of improved cook stoves in reducing indoor air pollution and improving health in Nepal, Energy for Sustainable Development, Available online 24 October 2012, ISSN 0973-0826, 10.1016/j.esd.2012.09.004.

Mukhopadhyay R, Sambandam S, Pillarisetti A, Jack D, Mukhopadhyay K, Balakrishnan K, Vaswani M, Bates MN, Kinney PL, Arora NK, Smith KR. Cooking practices, air quality, and the acceptability of advanced cookstoves in Haryana, India: an exploratory study to inform large-scale interventions. Glob Health Action. 2012 Sep.5; 5(0).

Smith KR, Pillarisetti A. A Short History of Woodsmoke and Implications for Chile. Estudios Publicos. 2012 Jul. 13; 126:163 - 79.

Yu Z-X, Li S-H, Evans J, Pillarisetti A, Li H, Li X-J. Mutant huntingtin causes context-dependent neurodegeneration in mice with Huntington’s disease. J. Neurosci. 2003 Mar.15; 23(6):2193-202.

Book Chapters

Hong Y-C, Hicks K, Malley C, Kuylenstierna J, Emberson L, Balakrishnan K, Pillarisetti A, Sunwoo Y, et al. (2018). Air Pollution in Asia and the Pacific: Science-based solutions. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) , Bangkok, Thailand. pure.iiasa.ac.at/15561. peer reviewed.

HEI Household Air Pollution Working Group. 2018. Household Air Pollution and Noncommunicable Disease. Communication 18. Boston, MA: Health Effects Institute. peer reviewed.

Macmillan A, Kjellstrom T, Pillarisetti A, Woodward A, Smith KR (2018). Environmental and Occupational Health. In M. H. Merson, R. E. Black, and A. J. MIlls (Eds.), Global Health: Disease, Programs, Systems, and Policies (4th Edition), Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Pillarisetti A. (2012) “The New Stove.” In Mendenhall E, Koon A, Burque HA (Eds). Environmental Health Narratives: A Reader for Youth. University of New Mexico Press; 2012.

Pillarisetti A. (2009) “A Brighter Future.” In Mendenhall E, Winskell K, Adams H. (Eds.) Global Health Narratives: A Reader for Youth. University of New Mexico Press; 2009.


Hill LD, Pillarisetti A, Delapena S, Garland C, Jagoe K, Koetting P, Pelletreau A, Boatman MR, Pennise D, Smith KR. 2015. Air Pollution and Impact Analysis of a Pilot Stove Intervention: Report to the Ministry of Health and Inter-Ministerial Clean Stove Initiative of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

Smith KR, Pillarisetti A, Hill LD, Charron D, Delapena S, Garland C, Pennise D. 2015. Quantification of a saleable health product (aDALYs) from household cooking interventions. World Bank.

University of California, Berkeley; Berkeley Air Monitoring Group, and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation. 2015. Quantifying the Health Impacts of ACE-1 Biomass and Biogas Stoves in Cambodia.

Pillarisetti A, Sarnat JA, Chawla C, Jadhav R, Riederer AM. PM2.5 exposure in an urban slum community of Mumbai. Technical Report to IRDC 2007.