C. Arden Pope, III Professor
Mary Lou Fulton Professor of Economics

Office: 142 FOB
Phone: 801-422-2157
Email: cap3@byu.edu

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Education
IPH Fellow, Harvard University, 1993
PhD, Iowa State University, 1981
MS, Iowa State University, 1981
BS, Brigham Young University, 1978

Research and Professional Experience

C. Arden Pope, III is the Mary Lou Fulton Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University.  He received his Ph.D. from Iowa State University (1981), was a Fellow at the Harvard school of Public Health (Environmental Health and Public Policy, 1992/93), and is an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP Hon, 2008). He has taught and conducted research dealing with various natural resource and environmental issues.  He has collaborated on a series of seminal studies on the human health effects of air pollution.  He has also played prominent roles in reviewing and interpreting the literature and is one of the world’s most cited and recognized experts on the health effects of air pollution.  He has served on various scientific advisory, editorial, and oversight panels, boards, and committees, including U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board and chair of the U.S. EPA Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis.  He has also been the recipient of honors and awards including: Thomas T. Mercer Joint Prize from the American Association for Aerosol Research and the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine (2001); Utah Governor’s Medal for Science & Technology (2004); BYU Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award (2006); and Gardner Prize, Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters (2014).



Selected Publications

Pope CA III, Turner MC, Burnett RT, Jerrett M, Gapstur SM, Diver WR, Krewski D, Brook RD.  Relationships between fine particulate air pollution, cardiometabolic disorders and cardiovascular mortality.  Circulation Research 2015;116:108-115.

Pope CA III, Dockery DW.  Air pollution and life expectancy in China and beyond. (Invited commentary). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). 2013;110(32):12861-12862.

Pope CA III, Burnett RT, Turner MC, Cohen A, Krewski D, Jerrett M, Gapstur SM, Thun MJ.  Lung cancer and cardiovascular disease mortality associated with ambient air pollution and cigarette smoke: shape of the exposure-response relationships.  Environmental Health Perspectives 2011;119:1616-1621.

Brook RD, Rajagopalan S, Pope CA III, Brook JR, Bhatnagar A, Diez-Rouz A, Holguin F, Hong U, Luepker RV, Mittleman M, Peters A, Siscovick D, Smith SC, Whitsel L, Kaufman JD.  Particulate matter air pollution and cardiovascular disease: an update to the scientific statement from the American Heart Association.  Circulation 2010;121:2331-2378. 

Pope CA III, Burnett RT, Krewski D, Jerrett M, Shi Y, Calle EE, Thun MJ.  Cardiovascular mortality and exposure to airborne fine particulate matter and cigarette smoke: shape of the exposure-response relationship.  Circulation. 2009;120:941-948.

Jerrett M, Burnett RT, Pope CA III, Ito K, Thurston G, Krewski D, Shi YL, Calle E, Thun M.  Long-term ozone exposure and mortality.   New England Journal of Medicine 2009;360:1085-1095.

Pope CA III, Ezzati M, Dockery DW.  Fine-particulate air pollution and life expectancy in the United States.  New England Journal of Medicine 2009;360:376-386.

Pope CA III, Muhlestein JB, May HT, Renlund DG, Anderson JL, Horne BD. Ischemic heart disease events triggered by short-term exposure to fine particulate air pollution. Circulation 2006;114:2443-2448.

Pope CA III, Dockery DW. 2006 Critical Review–Health effects of fine particulate air pollution: Lines that connect. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association 2006;56:709-742.

Pope CA III. Air pollution and health: good news and bad. New England Journal of Medicine 351(2004):1132-1134.

Pope CA III, Burnett RT, Thurston GD, Thun MJ, Calle EE, Krewski D, Godleski JJ. Cardiovascular mortality and long-term exposure to particulate air pollution: epidemiological evidence of general pathophysiological pathways of disease. Circulation 2004;109:71-77.

Pope CA III, Burnett RT, Thun MJ, Calle EE, Krewski D, Ito K, Thurston GD. Lung cancer, cardiopulmonary mortality and long-term exposure to fine particulate air pollution. Journal of the American Medical Association 2002;287:1132-1141.

Pope CA III, Kalkstein LS. Synoptic weather modeling and estimates of the exposure-response relationship between daily mortality and particulate air pollution. Environmental Health Perspectives 1996;104:414-420.

Pope CA III, Thun MJ, Namboodiri MM, Dockery DW, Evans JS, Speizer FE, Heath CW Jr. Particulate air pollution as a predictor of mortality in a prospective study of U.S. adults. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 1995;151:669-674.

Dockery DW, Pope CA III, Xu X, Spengler JD, Ware JH, Fay ME, Ferris BG Jr, Speizer FE. An association between air pollution and mortality in six U.S. cities. The New England Journal of Medicine 1993;329:1753-59.

Pope CA III, Dockery DW. Acute health effects of PM10 pollution on symptomatic and asymptomatic children. American Review of Respiratory Disease 1992;145:1123-1128.

Pope CA III, Dockery DW, Spengler JD, Raizenne ME. Respiratory health and PM10 pollution: a daily time series analysis. American Review of Respiratory Disease 1991;144:668-674.

Pope CA III. Respiratory disease associated with community air pollution and a steel mill, Utah Valley. American Journal of Public Health 1989;79:623-628.

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