Loretta Mickley

Loretta J. Mickley

Senior Research Fellow
John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University
29 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
phone: 617-496-5635
mickley at fas dot harvard dot edu
mickley at seas dot harvard dot edu

Loretta Mickley co-leads the Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling Group at Harvard. Her research focuses on chemistry-climate interactions in the troposphere. She seeks to understand how short-lived gases and particles affect climate and how climate, in turn, influences atmospheric composition. Key topics:

  • Effects of climate change on smog and on wildfires, and the implications for human health.
  • Impacts of aerosol trends on regional climate.
  • Oxidation capacity and fire activity in preindustrial and paleo atmospheres.

Current students and postdocs advised by Dr. Mickley include Eimy Bonilla, Xu Feng, Makoto Kelp, Tianjia (Tina) Liu, and Jonathan Moch. See other alumni.