Peer-reviewed journal papers

Shindell, D., Ru, M., Zhang, Y., Seltzer, K., Faluvegi, G., Nazarenko, L., Schmidt, G.A., Parsons, L., Challapalli, A., Yang, L. and Glick, A., 2021. Temporal and spatial distribution of health, labor, and crop benefits of climate change mitigation in the United States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences118(46). Download

Ru, M., Brauer, M., Lamarque, J.F. and Shindell, D., 2021. Exploration of the global burden of dementia attributable to PM2. 5: what do we know based on current evidence?. GeoHealth, p.e2020GH000356. Download

Miyazaki, K., Bowman, K., Sekiya, T., Jiang, Z., Chen, X., Eskes, H., Ru, M., Zhang, Y. and Shindell, D., 2020. Air quality response in China linked to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID‐19) lockdown. Geophysical research letters47(19), p.e2020GL089252. Download

Shindell, D., Zhang, Y., Scott, M., Ru, M., Stark, K. and Ebi, K.L., 2020. The effects of heat exposure on human mortality throughout the United States. GeoHealth4(4), p.e2019GH000234. Download

Shen, G., Ru, M., Du, W., Zhu, X., Zhong, Q., Chen, Y., Shen, H., Yun, X., Meng, W., Liu, J. and Cheng, H., 2019. Impacts of air pollutants from rural Chinese households under the rapid residential energy transition. Nature communications10(1), pp.1-8. Download

Ru, M., Shindell, D.T., Seltzer, K.M., Tao, S. and Zhong, Q., 2018. The long-term relationship between emissions and economic growth for SO2, CO2, and BC. Environmental Research Letters13(12), p.124021. Download

Du, W., Cohen, A., Shen, G., Ru, M., Shen, H. and Tao, S., 2018. Fuel use trends for boiling water in rural China (1992–2012) and environmental health implications: a national cross-sectional study. Environmental science & technology52(21), pp.12886-12894. Download

Tao, S., Ru, M., Du, W., Zhu, X., Zhong, Q.R., Li, B.G., Shen, G.F., Pan, X.L., Meng, W.J., Chen, Y.L. and Shen, H.Z., 2018. Quantifying the rural residential energy transition in China from 1992 to 2012 through a representative national survey. Nature Energy3(7), pp.567-573. Download

Shen, H., Chen, Y., Russell, A.G., Hu, Y., Shen, G., Yu, H., Henneman, L.R., Ru, M., Huang, Y., Zhong, Q. and Chen, Y., 2018. Impacts of rural worker migration on ambient air quality and health in China: From the perspective of upgrading residential energy consumption. Environment international113, pp.290-299. Download

Shen, H., Tao, S., Chen, Y., Ciais, P., Güneralp, B., Ru, M., Zhong, Q., Yun, X., Zhu, X., Huang, T. and Tao, W., 2017. Urbanization-induced population migration has reduced ambient PM2. 5 concentrations in China. Science Advances3(7), p.e1700300. Download

Chen, H., Huang, Y., Shen, H., Chen, Y., Ru, M., Chen, Y., Lin, N., Su, S., Zhuo, S., Zhong, Q. and Wang, X., 2016. Modeling temporal variations in global residential energy consumption and pollutant emissions. Applied energy184, pp.820-829. Download

Ru, M., Tao, S., Smith, K., Shen, G., Shen, H., Huang, Y., Chen, H., Chen, Y., Chen, X., Liu, J. and Li, B., 2015. Direct energy consumption associated emissions by rural-to-urban migrants in Beijing. Environmental science & technology49(22), pp.13708-13715. Download


One of the authors to United Nations Environment Programme
and Climate and Clean Air Coalition (2021). Global Methane
Assessment: Benefits and Costs of Mitigating Methane Emissions.

Nairobi: United Nations Environment Programme.