Hao Yin

Postdoctoral Fellow

School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia

Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley

Email: yinhao6@gmail.com; hao.yin@ubc.ca

Curriculum Vitae

I am a postdoctoral fellow at School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. My research synthesizes theories and tools from Environmental Science, Environmental Economics and Epidemiology. The results of my interdisciplinary research enable policymakers to balance environmental regulations and economic development, while advancing social equity and environmental sustainability.

My postdoctoral research studies, on both global and regional scales, the interaction between population aging and the economic costs of air pollution. Building from this work, I am exploring the health cost of global air pollution from various sources such as energy, industry, and wildfires. I am also conducting cost-benefit analyses of clean energy policy to avoid substantial health damage associated with household air pollution worldwide, especially in African countries. In addition, I am also working with Professor Dan Kammen at UC Berkeley on the health impacts of deep decarbonization in China, the US, and elsewhere in the world. My recent work also touches on the policy interventions to contain the spread of COVID 19.

Publications

Hao Yin, Michael Brauer, Junfeng (Jim) Zhang et al., Global Economic Cost of Deaths Attributable to Ambient Air Pollution Driven by Population Ageing, Lancet Planetary Health, Accepted 2021.

Hao Yin, Jun Liu, Xiao Tang, Tong Zhu, et al. Transition in Air Pollution, Disease Burden and Health Cost in China: A Comparative Study of Long-term and Short-term Exposure, Environmental Pollution, 2021 277, 116770.

Hao Yin, Massimo Pizzol, Jette Bredahl Jacobsen, Linyu Xu, Contingent Valuation of Health and Mood Impacts of PM2.5 in Beijing, China, Science of the Total Environment, 2018 630, 1269-1282.

Hao Yin, Linyu Xu, Comparative study of PM10/PM2.5-bound PAHs in Downtown Beijing, China: Concentration, Sources and Health Risks, Journal of Cleaner Production, 2018 177, 674-683.

Hao Yin, Massimo Pizzol, Linyu Xu, External Costs of PM2.5 Pollution in Beijing, China: Uncertainty Analysis of Multiple Health Impacts and Costs, Environmental Pollution, 2017 226, 356-369.

Hao Yin, Linyu Xu, Yanpeng Cai, Monetary Valuation of PM10-Related Health Risks in Beijing China: The Necessity for PM10 Pollution Indemnity, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2015, 12(11), 9967-9987.

Linyu Xu, Hao Yin, Xiaodong Xie, Health Risk Analysis of Inhalable Particulate Matter in Beijing based on the Thermal Environment, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2014, 11(12), 12368-12388.

Revised and resubmitted

Hao Yin, Zhu Liu, Daniel M. Kammen, The Interaction between Population Age Structure and Policy Interventions on the Spread of COVID-19, revised and resubmitted to Nature Ageing, Preprint in Nature Research Square, 2020.



Working papers

  1. Health Cost Associated with Global Air Pollution Sources (with Prof. Michael Brauer, Dr. Erin E. McDuffie)

  2. Cost of Wildfires: Climate, Health and Ecosystem Services (with Prof. Michael Brauer, Dr. Erin E. McDuffie)

  3. Gender Gap of Health Economic Cost Associated with Ambient and Household Air Pollution (with Dr. Matthew Shupler)

  4. Health Economic Burden of Dementia due to the Exposure of Air Pollution

  5. Climate and Health Benefits of decarbonization (with Prof. Daniel M. Kammen)

  6. Difference in Health Cost of Ambient and Household Air Pollution Driven by Urbanization

  7. Daily Health Economic Cost Tracker of Air Pollution (with Prof. Michael Brauer and Prof. Haidong Kan)


Projects


Researcher 2020-2022

Project: GBD-Maps-Global,

Funded by the Health Effects Institute, a joint collaboration led by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, the University of British Columbia, the University of Washington, and Dalhousie University.

Responsibility: Data visualization, Shiny app development, global and sub-regional estimates on the health impacts/cost of air pollution associated with various emission sources.


Principal investigator, 2020-2022

Project: Health Economic Burden of Air Pollution on the Aging Population in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region.

Funded by National Science Foundation for Young Scientists

Responsibility: Study design, data collection, model simulation, result analyses, and report writing.


Principal investigator, 2019-2020

Project: High-Resolution PM2.5 Health Damages in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region.

Funded by China Postdoctoral Science Foundation

Responsibility: Study design, data collection, model simulation, result analyses, and report writing.


Researcher, 2016-2020

Project: Ecological Security Technology of Urban Agglomeration in the Pearl River Delta—Urban Agglomeration Metabolic Simulation, Ecological Risk Prediction, and Early Warning Technology

Funded by China’s Ministry of Science and Technology

Responsibility: Conducted field study, contributed to project discussions, analyzed data and prepared reports.


Researcher, 2015-2016

Project: Strategic Environmental Assessment in the Pearl River Delta—Environmental Assessment and Settlement Security Research

Funded by China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection

Responsibility: Collected empirical data, constructed simulation models, analyzed results and contributed to writing the final reports.


Researcher, 2013-2016

Project: Ecological Risk Research on Rapid Urbanization Regions

Funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China

Responsibility: Participated in the field study, sampled empirical data, conducted experiments, analyzed data results and wrote annual reports.


Teaching

Teaching assistant at the University of British Columbia

Course: Environmental Health SPPH522 2021


Guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia

Course: Environmental Health SPPH381C 2020


Assistant advisor at Tsinghua University

Advise graduate students 2018-2020


Teaching Assistant at Beijing Normal University

Course: Ecological Risk Assessment (English course) 2017


Undergraduate thesis advisor at Beijing Normal University

Field: Environmental science 2014-2015


Scientific advisor at Beijing Yucai Middle School

Beijing Youth Science and Technology Innovation Competition 2014-2015


Undergraduate Teaching Assistant at Beijing Normal University

Course: Natural Science Forum 2013-2014