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Meredith Pedde, PhD, MPH, MPP

  • Assistant Research Scientist, Epidemiology
Dr. Pedde is an environmental epidemiologist whose research focuses on the health impacts of mobile sources, with a particular focus on understanding the impacts of clean school bus upgrades on student health and performance. She is also interested in understanding the role of air pollution on neurological disorders and air pollution exposure science.

  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2021
  • MA, Statistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2021
  • MPH, Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2015
  • MPP, Environmental Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2008
  • BM, Music Performance, University of Arizona, Tucson, 2004

Research Interests:

Air pollution, exposure science, child health, neurodegenerative disease, and policy analysis.

Research Projects:

Evaluating the Impacts of School Bus Upgrades on School Bus Riders. This project examines the benefits of a bus replacement program on educational and health outcomes.

Air Pollution as a Risk Factor for ALS. With investigators at Michigan Medicine, Dr. Pedde is investigating the impacts of long-term exposure to air pollution on the severity and progression of ALS.

Pedde, M., Szpiro, A.A., Adar, S.D. 2017. Traffic Congestion as a Risk Factor for Mortality in Near-Road Communities: A Case-Crossover Study. American Journal of Epidemiology. 186(5):564-572.

Weuve, J., Bennet, E.E., Ranker, L., Gianattasio, K.Z., Pedde, M., Adar, S.D., Yanosky, J.D., Power, M.C. 2021. Exposure to air pollution in relation to risk of dementia and related outcomes: an updated systematic review of the epidemiologic literature. Environmental Health Perspectives. 129(9):96001.

Pedde, M., Kloog, I., Szpiro, A., Dorman, M., Larson, T.V., Adar, S.D. 2022. Estimating long-term PM10-2.5 concentrations in six US cities using satellite-based aerosol optical depth data. Atmospheric Environment. 272:118945.

Pedde, M., Szpiro, A., Hirth, R., Adar, S.D. 2023. Randomized design evidence of the attendance benefits of the EPA School Bus Rebate Program. Nature Sustainability. 6:838-844.

Pedde, M., Larson, T.V., D’Souza, J., Szpiro, A.A., Kloog, I., Lisabeth, L.D., Jacobs, D., Sheppard, L., Allison, M., Kaufman, J.D., Adar, S.D. (in press). Coarse Particulate Matter and Markers of Inflammation and Coagulation in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Population: A Repeat Measures Analysis. Environmental Health Perspectives.

Pedde, M., Szpiro, A., Hirth, R.A., Adar, S.D. (in press). A School Bus Rebate Program and Student Educational Performance Test Scores. JAMA Network Open.

Email: mpedde@umich.edu 

Address: M5525 SPH II
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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