Selin, Noelle

Noelle Selin
Professor, Institute for Data, Systems and Society and Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences





Focus Areas

Policy Scenarios, Air Quality & Health


Research Interests:
Noelle Eckley Selin's research focuses on using atmospheric chemistry modeling to inform decision-­making strategies on air pollution, climate change and toxic substances including mercury and persistent organic pollutants. She has also published articles and book chapters on the interactions between science and policy in international environmental negotiations, in particular focusing on global efforts to regulate hazardous chemicals and persistent organic pollutants.

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Education + Credentials
Ph.D., Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, 2007
M.A., Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, 2000
B.A., Environmental Science and Public Policy, Harvard University, 2000
Courses taught:
Modeling and Assessment for Policy (ESD.864)

Recent Publications

Journal Article
Kelly, J., P. Ivatt, M. J. Evans, J. H. Kroll, A. Hrdina, I. N. Kohale, F. M. White, B. P. Engelward and N. E. Selin (2021). GeoHealth, 5(9) (doi: 10.1029/2021GH000401)
Journal Article
Zhang, Y., S.D. Eastham, A.K.H. Lau and N.E. Selin (2021). Environmental Research Letters, 16 (8), 4055 (doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ac146b)
Journal Article
N.E. Selin (2021). Science Advances, 7(22) (doi:10.1126/sciadv.abd8988)
Journal Article
Selin, H., Y. Zhang, R. Dunn, N.E. Selin and A. K. H. Lau (2021). Environmental Research Letters, 16(4):045009 (doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/abec02)
Joint Program Report
Yuan, M., A. Barron, N. Selin, P. Picciano, L. Metz, J. Reilly and H. Jacoby (2021). Joint Program Report Series Report 351, April, 24 p. [PDF]

News + Media

Around Campus
MIT News | 
Nov 15, 2021
News Brief
Joint Program News | 
Oct 07, 2021
Around Campus
MIT Office of the Vice President for Research | 
Sep 17, 2021
News Release
Joint Program News | 
May 24, 2021
News Release
Boston University Global Development Policy Center | 
Apr 06, 2021
News Brief
Joint Program News | 
Jan 15, 2021
News Release
Joint Program News | 
Nov 23, 2020