Antonella Zanobetti
Research Scientists

Antonella Zanobetti

Principal Research Scientist

Environmental Health


The area of my research interest focuses on the health consequences of exposure to air pollutants and climate change, and environmental health disparities.
My research interests are shaped by my background and training in both epidemiology and statistics, by developing and applying statistical methods for epidemiological investigations. My work has contributed substantially to our understanding of air pollution and climate change-mediated health impacts.
My research is focused on four main topics: (1) the impact of air pollution on mortality and morbidity in adults focusing on cardiovascular disease, and neurological disorders; (2) the assessment of the health consequences of extreme temperatures and other weather parameters on mortality and morbidity, (3) the characterization of susceptibility, vulnerability, and environmental health disparities; and (4) children’s health. In so doing, my work leverages administrative health data, cohort data, sociodemographic and environmental data.

PhD, 01/1999, Applied Statistics
University of Florence, Florence, Italy

MS, 06/1993, Statistics
University of Florence, Florence, Italy

Top Italian Scientist in Biomedical Science2020
Top Italian Scientists (TIS)

Recognized as one of the most highly cited (top 1%) researchers2015-2021
Web of Science by Clarivate


Interactive effects of ambient fine particulate matter and ozone on daily mortality in 372 cities: two stage time series analysis.

Liu C, Chen R, Sera F, Vicedo-Cabrera AM, Guo Y, Tong S, Lavigne E, Correa PM, Ortega NV, Achilleos S, Roye D, Jaakkola JJ, Ryti N, Pascal M, Schneider A, Breitner S, Entezari A, Mayvaneh F, Raz R, Honda Y, Hashizume M, Ng CFS, Gaio V, Madureira J, Holobaca IH, Tobias A, Íñiguez C, Guo YL, Pan SC, Masselot P, Bell ML, Zanobetti A, Schwartz J, Gasparrini A, Kan H.

BMJ. 2023 10 04. 383:e075203. PMID: 37793695

Global short-term mortality risk and burden associated with tropical cyclones from 1980 to 2019: a multi-country time-series study.

Huang W, Li S, Vogt T, Xu R, Tong S, Molina T, Masselot P, Gasparrini A, Armstrong B, Pascal M, Royé D, Sheng Ng CF, Vicedo-Cabrera AM, Schwartz J, Lavigne E, Kan H, Goodman P, Zeka A, Hashizume M, Diaz MH, De la Cruz Valencia C, Seposo X, Nunes B, Madureira J, Kim H, Lee W, Tobias A, Íñiguez C, Guo YL, Pan SC, Zanobetti A, Dang TN, Van Dung D, Geiger T, Otto C, Johnson A, Hales S, Yu P, Yang Z, Ritchie EA, Guo Y.

Lancet Planet Health. 2023 08. 7(8):e694-e705. PMID: 37558350

Incidence rates of childhood asthma with recurrent exacerbations in the US Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program.

Miller RL, Schuh H, Chandran A, Aris IM, Bendixsen C, Blossom J, Breton C, Camargo CA, Canino G, Carroll KN, Commodore S, Cordero JF, Dabelea DM, Ferrara A, Fry RC, Ganiban JM, Gern JE, Gilliland FD, Gold DR, Habre R, Hare ME, Harte RN, Hartert T, Hasegawa K, Khurana Hershey GK, Jackson DJ, Joseph C, Kerver JM, Kim H, Litonjua AA, Marsit CJ, McEvoy C, Mendonça EA, Moore PE, Nkoy FL, O'Connor TG, Oken E, Ownby D, Perzanowski M, Rivera-Spoljaric K, Ryan PH, Singh AM, Stanford JB, Wright RJ, Wright RO, Zanobetti A, Zoratti E, Johnson CC.

J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2023 Jul. 152(1):84-93. PMID: 36972767

Heat-related cardiorespiratory mortality: Effect modification by air pollution across 482 cities from 24 countries.

Rai M, Stafoggia M, de'Donato F, Scortichini M, Zafeiratou S, Vazquez Fernandez L, Zhang S, Katsouyanni K, Samoli E, Rao S, Lavigne E, Guo Y, Kan H, Osorio S, Kyselý J, Urban A, Orru H, Maasikmets M, Jaakkola JJK, Ryti N, Pascal M, Hashizume M, Fook Sheng Ng C, Alahmad B, Hurtado Diaz M, De la Cruz Valencia C, Nunes B, Madureira J, Scovronick N, Garland RM, Kim H, Lee W, Tobias A, Íñiguez C, Forsberg B, Åström C, Maria Vicedo-Cabrera A, Ragettli MS, Leon Guo YL, Pan SC, Li S, Gasparrini A, Sera F, Masselot P, Schwartz J, Zanobetti A, Bell ML, Schneider A, Breitner S.

Environ Int. 2023 04. 174:107825. PMID: 36934570