Maria Cecilia Pinto de Moura

Senior vehicles engineer

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Maria Cecilia Pinto de Moura is senior vehicles engineer for the Clean Vehicles program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In her role, Dr. Moura works to translate transportation energy and emissions analyses to regional policies that will reduce emissions from transportation in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. Dr. Moura also works with the UCS Climate & Energy modeling team on national transportations energy and emissions modeling. See Cecilia's full bio.

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COVID-19, Air Pollution and Health Impacts: An Interview with Pediatric Pulmonologist Dr. Denise Serebrisky

Maria Cecilia Pinto de Moura, a senior vehicles engineer for the Clean Vehicles program interviews Dr. Denise Serebrisky, a frontline pediatric pulmonologist at Jacobi hospital in the Bronx, to learn about how pre-existing diseases affect her COVID-19 patients, and how air pollution causes or worsens several of those very same diseases. Read more >

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Numbers that Take Your Breath Away: COVID-19, Air Pollution, and Equity

Human beings have been challenged by microorganisms for centuries:  the bubonic plague, smallpox, measles, influenza, Marburg, rabies, HIV, Ebola, dengue, SARS, the Middle East respiratory syndrome, and many others. However, we can limit the severity of future outbreaks of deadly diseases, and we can reduce and eventually eliminate the disproportionate impact of these diseases on people of color, by building a robust health system for all, enforcing air pollution regulations, and supporting science and scientists. Read more >

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Cinco Cosas que Debes Saber la Próxima Vez que Pidas un Lyft o un Uber

Los servicios de transporte a través de app, como Lyft y Uber, han cambiado la manera en que las personas se trasladan de un lugar a otro. Mis compañeros y yo acabamos de publicar un informe estimando las emisiones de carbono asociadas a los viajes por estas apps de transporte. Los hallazgos son preocupantes, y hacemos recomendaciones para mejorar nuestras opciones de transporte sin aumentar la contaminación y la congestión. Read more >

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Who Breathes the Dirtiest Air from Vehicles in Minnesota?

Most people know that cars, trucks, and buses from our highways and city streets are a significant source of harmful air pollution. While this pollution impacts all communities in the state to some degree, Minnesotans who face the greatest exposure to transportation pollution are those who live near highways, along major freight corridors, and in urban areas.

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Inequitable Exposure to Air Pollution from Vehicles in Maryland

Most people know that cars, trucks, and buses from our highways and city streets are a significant source of harmful air pollution. While this pollution impacts all communities in the state to some degree, Marylanders who face the greatest exposure to transportation pollution are those who live near highways, along major freight corridors, and in urban areas.

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