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University of Colorado Denver


Jana Milford, PhD, JD

Associate Professor

Research Interests:
  • Air Quality Modeling
  • Photochemical Air Pollution
  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Inverse Methods and Parameter Estimation
  • Air Pollution Policy and Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Current Research:
  • US Environmental Protection Agency: Atmospheric Aerosols from Biogenic Hydrocarbon Oxidation: The goal of this research is to estimate contributions of biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOC) to secondary aerosol production in the eastern United States.  The project focuses on contributions from oxidation of monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes (SQT), and seeks to understand the influence of environmental conditions, background oxidant concentrations, and land management practices.
  • Improved Measurement of Exposure to PM2.5: Exposures to airborne particles less than 2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5) pose significant health risks.  The objective of this research is to improve our understanding of the composition and potential sources of PM2.5 in personal exposure samples by (a) adapting existing organic speciation and quantification techniques to smaller PM2.5 sample quantities while reducing analysis time and expense and (b) developing and testing source apportionment techniques that specifically focus on personal PM2.5 exposures.
  • Education:
  • Iowa State University, BS, Engineering Science, 1983
  • Carnegie Mellon University, MS, Civil Engineering, 1985
  • Carnegie Mellon University, PhD, Engineering and Public Policy, 1988

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