The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning
Daniel Mendoza, PhD

Visiting Assisant Professor

Dr. Daniel Mendoza is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of City & Metropolitan Planning and holds joint appointments in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and the NEXUS research institute at the University of Utah. His research interests include quantifying and characterizing urban greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant emissions for use in human exposure estimation and metropolitan planning. He also examines the health effects associated with acute and chronic pollutant exposure, particularly in vulnerable populations. By combining expertise in air pollution, health outcomes, and urban planning, his work aims to produce enactable scientific and policy solutions to address air quality concerns.

He is the co-director of the Consortium for Dark Sky Studies, serves as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Dark Sky Studies, and is an instructor in the Capstone Class on Dark Sky Studies at the University of Utah. He enjoys Utah’s outdoors by competing in duathlons and snowshoe races.