• I gave a webinar for the CU Boulder LEEDs School of Business Alumni Association on May 1, 2020 on “How Can Airborne Transmission of COVID-19 Indoors be Minimized?”
  • ASME recently interviewed me and my colleague for a blog on how to engineer the new workplace in response to decreasing the risk of disease transmission
  • This story ran in the LA Times recently on COVID-19 outbreaks and choirs, with some input from me
  • Nature featured our paper on Apr 20, 2020: “Rising carbon dioxide levels will make us stupider.”
  • I was interviewed for the Student published paper CU Independent on air quality impacts and reducing the risk of COVID19 infection. Mar 30 2020.
  • Webinar for RetrotecEnergy, HVAC and COVID19: An education on the indoor air/virus relationship, Mar 20, 2020

  • I was interviewed by Dwell Magazine Jan 2020: Interview Here. IMG_5598
  • I sat down with Geeky Girl Reality in Jan 2020 and shared my version of  #STEMStories:
  • Forbes and The Atlantic both wrote articles mentioning our paper on the possibility of climate change making us “dumber,” Dec 2020.
  • CPR News Jan 6 2020: Why Denver Sometimes Smells Like Mothballs (And Other Unpleasant Things).  Many Denverites notice mothball-like odors while driving on I-25. Dr. Shelly Miller, professor of environmental engineering, was mentioned for her research on Denver odors, their sources and how they affect locals.
  • Room to Breathe: The Quest for Clean Air was published in Wired by Lisa Wood Shapiro on, Dec 12, 2019, and Lisa interviewed me for this article and includes these quotes:
    • “I now cook on an induction stove top,” she said. “It doesn’t create the pollution that gas does.”
    • “And I tell people to get rid of their rugs.”
  • I was interviewed by @jenniferJolly for an article in USA Today, about low-cost indoor air quality monitors on, Sep 17, 2019
  • I’ll be joining OpenHour at Public Lab Aug 5 2019 1pm ET to discuss what can you do when odors start affecting your neighborhood. I also recently contributed to Public Lab’s recent Community Science Forum issue 16 exploring odor logging. Learn about how to describe and monitor smells, where to report them, and hear from people working on new technology for monitoring and reporting.
  • helped break down some of the top air pollutants you may find in your home and how to know if it’s time to get an air filter. Check out the article here! Jul 14, 2019.
  • I was interviewed on BBC, here is the two minute audio of this short piece about indoor air pollution, May 7, 2019
  • New York Times Science published an article on Indoor Air Quality, focusing on CO2
Hanna Barczyk

effects on cognition, for which I was interviewed.  It is an excellent piece, read it now!

  • I was interviewed for the 5pm news by our local TV news station on air pollution and asthma: here is the video of my KDVR interview of that segment, April 24, 2019
  • Webinar of our CHEER study funded by the US EPA on energy retrofits, respiratory health and indoor air quality, for the GreenHome Institute on Feb 21, 2019.

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    Webinar for GreenHome Institute
  • I did another Indoor Air Quality Radio show with Joe Hughes; Episode 530, January 18, 2019
  • I was interviewed in Jan 2018 for a podcast on the KGNU Science Show How on Earth. The topic was toxicity of fragrances.

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    The KGNU Science Show

    I was invited to give a talk at the National Academy of Sciences Microbiology of the Built Environment 2017 Symposium And the title of talk was Building Engineering Controls for Improving Occupant Health: Mitigating Airborne Particles, Toxic Gases, and Infectious Aerosols.

  • CU Boulder Today press release on my study of hospital surge capacity during airborne infectious disease outbreaks, July 2017. Paper can be found here on this study.
  • Talk I gave Oct 2016 at the National Academy of Sciences on Microbiomes of the Built Environment.
  • Article in the Harvey Mudd College Magazine, summarizing an interview with me, Spring 2016. Yes, I graduated from HMC in 1986.
  • An interview with me, published on the CU Boulder Environmental Engineering Program website, Fall 2015.
  • New York Times article about our Wild Homes House Dust Study, August 27, 2015.
  • BBC News reporting on our Wild Homes House Dust study, August 26, 2015.
  • Daily Camera: “CU-Boulder professor lands $1M EPA grant to study indoor air quality in retrofitted homes,” by Charlie Brennan, Published July 27, 2015.
  • CU Boulder press release announcing the award of a $1 million EPA grant on Climate Change and Indoor Air Quality.
  • Indoor Air Quality Radio with Joe Hughes: Episode 366, interview with Dr. Shelly Miller, May 1, 2015.
  • Daily Camera: “CU-Boulder study: High bacteria, fungi levels in flooded homes, despite remodels,” by Gloria Dickie, Published April 12, 2015.
  • CU-Boulder Faculty in Focus No. 4: The Mechanical Engineer.
  • New York Times in THE FIX: “Your Stove Just Needs to Vent,” by Arianne Cohen, Published March 31, 2010.
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