Assistant Professor

School of International Affairs & Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Penn State University 

Email: weipeng@psu.edu       Phone: 814-865-9408

Address: 228 Lewis Katz (SIA) or 219B Sackett (CEE), University Park, PA 16802

Profile Links: Google Scholar; ResearchGate; Twitter



Recent Publications

Hui Yang and Dr. Peng were mentioned in NPR coverage on Emissions and Health Implications of PA's entry into RGGI. 

September 20, 2021

More information: State Impact Pennsylvania

Dr. Peng was quoted in the article "State -driven emissions controls only slightly more expensive". 

September 26, 2021

More information: Penn State News

Dr. Peng was quoted in the article "Illinois Now Boasts the 'Most Equitable' Climate Law in America. What will that mean?"

September 17, 2021

Group Member Hui Yang gave a talk at the 33rd Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE 2021). She spoke on "Air quality-related health co-benefits from Pennsylvania’s entry into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)"

August 23, 2021

More information: ISEE 2021

Dr. Peng and colleagues got a 400K NSF grant on "Health effects of decarbonization (HEALED): Understanding key determinants for health co-benefits and co-harms". 

July 8, 2021

More information: National Science Foundation

Dr. Peng was the guest on the Growing Impact podcast of the Penn State Institute of Energy and the Environment, in an episode titled "A Guide to Decarbonization". 

July 1, 2021

Listen at: Penn State IEE

Dr. Peng was the guest on the Resources Radio podcast, in an episode titled "Integrating the Real World into Climate Policy Models". 

June 29, 2021

Listen at: Resources.org

August 2021

Emissions and Health Implications of Pennsylvania's Entry into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. H Yang, A T Pham, J R Landry, S A Blumsack, and W Peng . Environmental Science and Technology. 2021.

June 2021

U.S.–China Collaboration is Vital to Global Plans for a Healthy Environment and Sustainable Development. M Xu, G T Daigger,  C Xi, ..., W Peng, et al. Environmental Science & Technology. 2021.

May 2021

The importance of health co-benefits under different climate policy cooperation frameworks.  N Scovronick, D Anthoff, F Dennig, F Errickson, M Ferranna, W Peng, D Spears, F Wagner, M Budolfson. Environmental Research Letters, 2021, 16(5).

July 2021

"Opportunities for household energy on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in line with United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals". Zhuang, MH, X Lu, W Peng, YF Wan, JX Wang, CP Nielsen, MB McElroy. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

January 2021

"Clean air actions in China, PM2.5 exposure, and household medical expenditures: A quasi-experimental study".
T Xue, T Zhu, W Peng, T Guan, S Zhang, Y Zheng, G Geng, Q Zhang. PLOS Medicine.