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Aviation For Health

Aviation For Health


A Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

The last 30 years has seen unprecedented growth in global air travel. World air passenger demand was estimated at 2.45 billion passengers in 2009. With air traffic projected to double over the next 15-20 years, understanding the factors that influence passenger and flight crew health is of critical importance. For over a decade we have been conducting research related to aviation and health. We think of the airplane cabin as just another unique indoor environment where we can apply our building science and health science research.

Relevant Research

Jan 16, 2019
Heart Rate Variability and Performance of Commercial Airline Pilots during Flight Simulations
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Aug 16, 2018
The on-board carbon dioxide concentrations and ventilation performance in passenger cabins of US domestic flights
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Aug 8, 2018
Airplane pilot flight performance on 21 maneuvers in a flight simulator under varying carbon dioxide concentrations
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Mar 15, 2018
Assessment of noise in the airplane cabin environment
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In The News

May 19, 2020
MSNBC: How to stay safe during air travel: A doctor weighs in.
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May 18, 2020
Washington Post: Airplanes don’t make you sick. Really.
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Aug 14, 2019
Research links air quality, air safety
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