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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.

Santiago Webinar (English)(700 MB, April 2019)  Santiago Webinar (Spanish audio beginning at 7:45)(747 MB, April 2019)

  • Presenters from the U.S. EPA, Chilean Ministry of Environment, and Industrial Economics, Inc. (IEc) present research on the benefits and costs of air quality management in Santiago, Chile. Topics include air quality management strategies; retrospective benefit-cost analysis for evaluating policy outcomes post hoc; air pollution benefits analysis using the BenMAP-CE software; and the estimated impacts of Chile’s air pollution regulations.
  • Sara Torbatian from the Tehran Air Pollution Forecasting System presenting “Estimating the health burden associated with exposure to ambient PM2.5 levels, a case study in Tehran
  • Neal Fann from the  U.S. EPA demonstrating BenMAP-CE version 1.4 (begins at minute 40)
Recorded BenMap-CE Webinar (1 pg, 60 MB, March 6, 2018)
  • Jina Kim, an ORISE Fellow at the U.S. EPA, presenting “Preterm Birth and Potential Economic Benefits of Reduced Maternal Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter” 
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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