Sally Pusede

Atmosphere-biosphere exchange, oxidation chemistry, trends in urban air pollution, nitrous oxide emissions, ozone, and environmental justice.

Education and appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, University of Virginia, 2022–present

Co-Director, Repair Lab: Racial Justice and Environmental Policy Project, University of Virginia, 2021–present

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, University of Virginia, 2015–2022

NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014–2015

Ph.D. Chemistry (Physical), University of California Berkeley, 2008–2014


National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2021

NASA New (Early Career) Investigator Program Award, 2021

Department of Environmental Sciences Tice Prize for Research Excellence, University of Virginia, 2021

NASA Group Achievement Award, Student Airborne Research Program, 2019

NASA Group Achievement Award, OWLETS, 2019

NASA Group Achievement Award, KORUS-AQ: An International Cooperative Air Quality Field Study in Korea, 2017

Center for Teaching Excellence Ignite Fellow, University of Virginia, 2017

Environmental Sciences Organization Faculty Teaching Award, University of Virginia, 2016

ACCESS XIII, Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists, 2015

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship, NASA, 2014

Mary Ella and Harold Johnston Fellowship, University of California Berkeley, 2014


Air Pollution Environmental Justice, EVSC 4350

Air Pollution, EVSC 4490/7490

Organism-Atmosphere Interactions, co-taught with Manuel Lerdau, EVSC 4310/EVAT 7310

The Clean Air Act, co-taught with Vivian Thomson, EVSC 4559/PLAP 4500

Atmospheric Chemistry, EVSC 5350

Atmosphere and Weather, EVSC 3300