Chairs: Jennifer Peel, Colorado State University, and Kiros Berhane, Columbia University
Accountability, or evaluating the effectiveness of interventions to improve air quality and public health, remains a topic of high interest. Although there have been some successes, showing effectiveness — particularly at increasingly lower air pollution levels — is challenging. This session will track recent progress, including novel statistical approaches, big data, and data observatories. Speakers will discuss the value of accountability evidence for testing causality, and explore what approaches are needed for future research.