Eri Saikawa


Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Studies
Rollins School of Public Health

Emory University

400 Dowman Drive, Math and Science Center 5th floor E512, Atlanta, GA, 30322
Telephone: 404-727-0487, E-mail:

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Ph.D., Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy
         Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

MPA, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Bloomington

BE, Chemistry and Biotechnology, University of Tokyo

Research Interests:
I conduct interdisciplinary research on environment. I am interested in: atmospheric chemistry (modeling aerosols and tropospheric ozone), climate science (estimating emissions of greenhouse gases), and environmental policy (environmental standards and trade, health analysis and environmental politics)

Three projects in my dissertation were:
1) Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling - impacts of aerosols on air quality, premature mortality and radiative forcing
2) International Political Economy - mechanisms and impact of the diffusion of vehicle emissions standards
3) Policy Analysis - China's environmental policymaking processes both at the national and local levels

My dissertation is found here.

Currently, I am a member of the Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE), and work on the following projects:
1) Estimating global soil nitrous oxide emissions
2) Estimating global and regional emissions of HCFC-22
3) Analyzing the seasonality and inter-annual variability of nitrous oxide mole fractions

See the video here where I talk about my research.