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Arden Pope, Professor

Department: Economics



Dr. 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 (Economics/Statistics, 1981) and was a Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health (Environmental Health and Public Policy, 1992/93). He has conducted research dealing with various natural resource and environmental issues. His cross-disciplinary research in environmental economics and air pollution epidemiology has resulted in seminal studies on the health effects and costs of air pollution. Dr. Pope has conducted or collaborated on various key studies of human health effects of short- and long-term air pollution exposure, has played prominent roles in reviewing and interpreting this literature, and is one of the world’s most widely cited and recognized experts on the health effects of air pollution. He has been the recipient of various honors and awards including the Thomas T. Mercer Joint Prize from the American Association for Aerosol Research and the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine (2001), the Utah Governor’s Medal for Science & Technology (2004), BYU’s Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer (2006); Honorary Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP Hon, 2008), and International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Best Environmental Epidemiology Paper Award (2010).


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


  • Gardner Prize, Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, 2014

Publication Info

  • Francesca Dominici, Yun Wang, Andrew W Correia, Majid Ezzati, Clive Arden Pope, Douglas W Dockery (2015). Chemical composition of fine particulate matter and life expectancy, an analysis of 95 counties in the United States between 2002 and 2007. Epidemiology.
  • Clive Arden Pope, Maureen Cropper, Jay Coggins, Aaron Cohen (2015). Health benefits of air pollution abatement policy: role of the shape of the concentration-response function. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association.
  • Clive Arden Pope, Michelle C Turner, Richard T Burnett, Michael Jerrett, Susan M Gapstur, W Ryan Diver, Daniel Krewski, Robert D Brook (2015). Relationships between fine particulate air pollution, cardiometabolic disorders and cardiovascular mortality. Circulation Research.
  • H H Shin, S Cakmak, O Brion, P Villeneuve, M C Turner, M S Goldberg, M Jerrett, H Chen, Clive Arden Pope, P Peters, D Crouse, Richart T Burnett (2014). Indirect adjustment for multiple missing variables applicable to environmental epidemiology. Environmental Research.
  • M C Turner, Aaron Cohen, Michael Jerrett, Susan M Gapstur, W Ryan Diver, Clive Arden Pope, Daniel Krewski, B S Beckerman, Jon M Samet (2014). Interactions between cigarette smoking and fine particulate matter in the risk lung cancer mortality in the Cancer Prevention Study-II. American Journal of Epidemiology.
  • Richard T Burnett, Clive Arden Pope, Majid Ezzati, Casey Olives, Stephen S Lim, Sumi Mehta, Hwashin H Shin, Gitanjali Singh, Bryan Hubbell, Michael Brauer, H Ross Anderson, Kirk R Smith, John R Balmes, Nigel G Bruce, Haidong Kan, Francine Laden, Annette Pruss-Ustun, Michelle C Turner, Susan M Gapstur, W Ryan Diver, Aaron Cohen (2014). An integrated risk function for estimating the global burden of disease attributable to ambient fine particulate matter exposure. Environmental Health Perspectives .
  • Douglas W Dockery, Clive Arden Pope (2014). Lost life expectancy due to air pollution in China. Risk Dialogue Magazine and Risk Dialogue Series: Health risk Factors in Rapidly Changing Economies.
  • George D. Thurston, Kazuhiko Ito, Ramona Lall, Richard T Burnett, Michelle C. Turner, Daniel Krewski, Yuanli Shi, Michael Jerrett, Susan M. Gapstur, W. Ryan Diver, Clive Arden Pope (2013). Mortality and Long-Term Exposure to PM2.5 and Its Components in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study II Cohort. National Particle Component Toxicity (NPACT) Initiative: Integrated Epidemiologic and Toxicologic Studies of the Health Effects of Particulate Matter Components.
  • Michael Jettett, Richard T. Burnett, Bernardo S. Beckerman, Michelle C. Turner, Daniel Krewski, George Thurston, Randall V. Martin, Aaron van Donkelaar, Edward Hughes, Yuanli Shi, Susan M. Gapstur, Michael J. Thun, Clive Arden Pope (2013). Spatial analysis of air pollution and mortality in California. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
  • Clive Arden Pope, Majid Ezzati, Douglas W. Dockery (2013). Fine particulate air pollution and life expectancies in the United States: the role of influential observations. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association.