Kamenar, Katarina

School of Public Health - International Health

MSPH

Peru

Evaluating LPG Consumption Behavior: Identifying and testing conservation strategies to maximize affordability and sustainability of exclusive LPG use

Household air pollution remains a major threat to health in developing countries, attributed to an estimated 2.6 million premature deaths in 2016. Though the use of clean fuel such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) could alleviate this burden, the high cost of LPG makes it unaffordable for the majority of rural populations. We propose to conduct a series of observations, interviews, and systematic water boiling tests to identify strategies for gas conservation, and evaluate the impact of these strategies on gas consumption and emissions when implemented with rural households in Puno, Peru. This study will leverage the ongoing Cardiopulmonary outcomes and Household Air Pollution (CHAP) trial in Puno, Peru. The results will inform the development of a toolkit for promoting LPG conservation to increase the affordability of exclusive LPG use, which could be integrated into clean energy programs across low- and middle-income settings. 

PI Mentor: William Checkley

People

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...
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