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


Ozone-related acute excess mortality projected to increase in the absence of climate and air quality controls consistent with the Paris Agreement.

Domingo NGG, Fiore AM, Lamarque JF, Kinney PL, Jiang L, Gasparrini A, Breitner S, Lavigne E, Madureira J, Masselot P, das Neves Pereira da Silva S, Sheng Ng CF, Kyselý J, Guo Y, Tong S, Kan H, Urban A, Orru H, Maasikmets M, Pascal M, Katsouyanni K, Samoli E, Scortichini M, Stafoggia M, Hashizume M, Alahmad B, Diaz MH, la Cruz Valencia C, Scovronick N, Garland RM, Kim H, Lee W, Tobias A, Íñiguez C, Forsberg B, Åström C, Ragettli MS, Guo YL, Pan SC, Colistro V, Bell M, Zanobetti A, Schwartz J, Schneider A, Vicedo-Cabrera AM, Chen K.

One Earth. 2024 Feb 16. 7(2):325-335. PMID: 38420618

Early-Life Exposure to Air Pollution and Childhood Asthma Cumulative Incidence in the ECHO CREW Consortium.

Zanobetti A, Ryan PH, Coull BA, Luttmann-Gibson H, Datta S, Blossom J, Brokamp C, Lothrop N, Miller RL, Beamer PI, Visness CM, Andrews H, Bacharier LB, Hartert T, Johnson CC, Ownby DR, Khurana Hershey GK, Joseph CLM, Mendonça EA, Jackson DJ, Zoratti EM, Wright AL, Martinez FD, Seroogy CM, Ramratnam SK, Calatroni A, Gern JE, Gold DR.

JAMA Netw Open. 2024 Feb 05. 7(2):e240535. PMID: 38416497

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