Ongoing Projects

Dr. Klepeis' is currently developing a next-generation Agent-Based-Modeling (ABM) framework for enviro-social simulation.

Dr. Klepeis has completed the following research projects, funded by state and federal grants:

  • NIH R01, 5-year grant, co-investigator, Project Fresh Air, San Diego State University Research Foundation (SDSURF) at the Center for Environmental Epidemiology and Community Health (C-BEACH): http://cbeachsdsu.com/
  • principal investigator on two INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT & EXPLORATORY AWARDS from the state of California's Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP),
  • principal investigator on an STTR award from the U.S. National Institutes of Health - National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH/NIDA), and
  • coinvestigator an award from the Flight Attendant's Medical Research Institute (FAMRI) on exposure to Secondhand Smoke.

Below is a summary of completed projects. If you would like more information please use the contact form to send Dr. Klepeis a message.

Innovative Behavioral Intervention

Dr. Klepeis is co-investigator on projecta entitled "Innovation for Smoke-Free Homes: Project Fresh Air" (ca. 20010-2016), which has been funded by an R01 from NIH to San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health. It implemented a real-time intervention in 300 smoking homes.

Dr. Klepeis' co-investigators on this project are:

  • Suzanne Hughes, co-Principal Investigator, Adjunct Assistant Professor, San Diego State University
  • Melbourne Hovell, Professor, San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health

Real-Time Exposure Feedback

Dr. Klepeis is principal investigator on projecta entitled "Instant SHS Feedback as a Catalyst for Smoke-Free Homes" (ca. 2008-2009), which has been funded by an INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT & EXPLORATORY AWARD from the Tobacco Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) of California to San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health.

Dr. Klepeis' co-investigators on this project are:

  • Suzanne Hughes, co-Principal Investigator, Adjunct Assistant Professor, San Diego State University
  • Rufus Edwards, Associate Professor, University of California at Irvine, School of Epidemiology
  • Melbourne Hovell, Professor, San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health
  • Kirk Smith, Professor, University of California at Berkeley, School of Public Health
  • Zohir Chowdhury, Assistant Professor, San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health
  • Tracy Allen, EME Systems, Berkeley, CA

Computer Simulation

Dr. Klepeis is principal investigator on a project entitled "Using Computer Simulation as a Tool to Reduce SHS Exposure" (ca. 2007-2008), which has been funded by an INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT & EXPLORATORY AWARD from the Tobacco Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) of California to ETR Associates.

Dr Klepeis is also principal investigator on a project entitled "Computer Delivered Interventions for Reducing SHS Exposure" funded by an STTR award from the U.S. National Institutes of Health - National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH-NIDA), also to ETR Associates.

Dr. Klepeis' co-investigators on these projects are:

Exposure Assessment and Outreach

Dr. Klepeis is co-investigator on a project entitled "Human Exposure Analysis for Pollutants from Secondhand Smoke" (ca. 2007-2010), which has been funded by a grant from the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI) to Stanford University.

Dr. Klepeis' co-investigators on this project are:

  • Lynn Hildemann (PI), Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Air Pollution), Stanford University
  • Wayne Ott, Consulting Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Exposure Analysis), Stanford University
  • James Repace, Biophysicist and International Consultant on Secondhand Smoke

Pollutant Dispersion and the Proximity Effect

Dr. Klepeis is co-investigator on a project entitled "Exposure to Secondhand Smoke: Effects of Proximity" (ca. 2007-2010), which has been funded by a grant from the Tobacco Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) of California to Stanford University.

Dr. Klepeis' co-investigators on this project are:

  • Lynn Hildemann (PI), Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Air Pollution), Stanford University
  • Wayne Ott, Consulting Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Exposure Analysis), Stanford University