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Benefits Mapping and Analysis Program (BenMAP)

BenMAP-CE Applications: Articles and Presentations

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Analysts have used the BenMAP model to answer a variety of policy questions. Below we link to the abstracts of several recent articles in which the authors used BenMAP to estimate air pollution-related health impacts and monetized benefits.

Local- and regional-scale analyses

Analyses performed outside of the U.S.

Health impacts of monitored changes in air quality

Health burden of recent and/or future modeled air quality

Transportation-related health impacts

Reduced-form benefits assessments

Climate assessments

Presentations and Webinars

The briefings linked below contain additional background information on the model.

Recorded BenMAP-CE Webinar(1 pg, 56 MB, December 13, 2017)
  • Neal Fann from the U.S. EPA presenting “Estimated Changes in Life Expectancy and Adult Mortality Resulting from Declining PM2.5 Exposures: 1980-2010” 
  • Elizabeth Chan from the U.S. EPA discussing the BenMAP Discussion Forum (begins at minute 30)
  • Ali Kamal from the U.S. EPA providing a tutorial on how to use command line to run BenMAP-CE (begins at minute 33, Example command line materials referenced in the webinar(1 pg, 35 K) )
Recorded BenMAP-CE Webinar(1 pg, 81 MB, October 13, 2017)  
  • Juan Castillo from the Clean Air Institute presenting "Using BenMAP in LAC Region: The Clean Air Institute experience deploying EPA tools and techniques to support data-driven decision making processes in LAC"
Recorded BenMAP-CE Webinar(1 pg, 91 MB, September 20, 2017)
  • Rebecca Saari from the University of Waterloo presenting "Health impacts of ozone reductions by household income"
  • Benjamin Jones from the University of New Mexico presenting "Wildfire smoke health costs: A methods case study for a southwestern U.S. 'mega-fire'" (begins at minute 29)
  • Introduction to the BenMAP Discussion Forum (begins at minute 61)
Recorded BenMAP-CE Webinar(1 pg, 89 MB, June 28, 2017)
  • Dr. Yeora Chae presenting "Quantify costs and benefits of integrated environmental strategies of air quality management and greenhouse gas reduction in the Seoul metropolitan area"
  • Dr. David Nowak presenting "The use of BenMAP-CE to estimate tree and forest effects on air quality and human health in the U.S." (begins at minute 22)
  • Dr. Thomas Luben presenting "Understanding and interpreting epidemiologic results from the peer-reviewed literature for use in BenMAP-CE analysis" (begins at minute 47)
Recorded BenMAP-CE Webinar(1 pg, 73 MB, May 11, 2017)
  • Anthony Oliver, Ph.D. from the South Coast Air Quality Management District presenting "Estimating public health benefits of the 2016 Air Quality Management Plan for the South Coast"
  • Juan Castillo from The Clean Air Institute presenting "Assessing health impacts for the Air Quality Management Plan of the Aburra's Valley metropolitan area in Medellin, Colombia" (begins at minute 26)
  • Henry Roman from Industrial Economics, Inc. presenting "Changes in BenMAP-CE version 1.3" (begins at minute 48)
Recorded BenMAP-CE Webinar(1 pg, 71 MB, December 15, 2011)
  • Jonathan Buonocore, Ph.D. from Harvard University presenting "U.S. power plant carbon standards and clean air and health co-benefits"
  • Henry Roman from Industrial Economics, Inc. presenting "Using BenMAP to assess changes in asthma emergency department visits due to climate-related pollen impacts" (begins at minute 28)
  • Stefani Penn from Industrial Economics, Inc. presenting "Common troubleshooting problems: What to do when you get 0 incidence results" (begins at minute 62)
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