The Intersection of Health, Transportation, and Equitable Solutions

September 8, 2023 | Dr. Maria “Cecilia” Pinto de Moura


Transportation plays an important role in the impact of air pollution and its inequitable health impacts on disadvantaged communities. Dr. Maria “Cecilia” Pinto de Moura, Senior Vehicles Engineer in the Clean Transportation program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, discusses current topics from the intersection of climate change, transportation emissions, health impacts, and equity.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Maria “Cecilia” Pinto de Moura

Maria Cecilia Pinto de Moura is senior vehicles engineer in the Clean Transportation program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. She conducts research on transportation energy and emissions, and performs analyses in support of regional and national policy campaigns that aim to reduce oil use and mitigate vehicle emissions. Dr. Pinto de Moura also works with the UCS Climate & Energy modeling team on national transportation energy and emissions modeling. Prior to joining UCS, Dr. Pinto de Moura served as a research associate for the Joint Global Change Research Institute/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where she developed emissions and climate scenarios using integrated assessment models. Dr. Pinto de Moura also conducted research for the Center for Energy and Environmental Economics at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro. She volunteered as an environmental advocate in Rio de Janeiro for over 10 years, saving green urban areas from deforestation.