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One researcher noted that gases can transform just a few feet from their emission source, meaning that the particles in cars are different than what's outside.

New study looks at health risks of in-car pollution

Rush hour drivers may have more to worry about than just traffic jams, according to a recent study. Measurements made by researchers at Duke, Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology showed that car drivers and passengers were twice as exposed to air pollution as someone near the roadside.

Megan Mullin has appointments in Environmental Science and Policy Division and Department of Political Science.

'Our strongest hope is elite politics': Environmental politics expert discusses barriers to climate change action

Megan Mullin, associate professor of environmental politics, recently co-authored an article in the Annual Review of Political Science called "Climate Change: US Public Opinion." The article discusses Americans' attitudes toward the existence of climate change. The Chronicle spoke with Mullin about the article and her views toward climate change policy and opinion. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. 

Michael Merson, director of the Duke Global Health Institute, will step down June 2017.

Outgoing Global Health Institute director Michael Merson reflects on his post, institute's growth

Michael Merson, Wolfgang Joklik Professor of Global Health, is the founding director of the Duke Global Health Institute. Authoring over 175 articles, Merson primarily researched disease prevention, most recently focusing on HIV policy and prevention. Merson will step down from that post on June 30, but will stay involved in Duke's Office of Global Affairs. The Chronicle communicated by email with Merson about his original vision for the Institute and what his new role will look like. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. 

Tomasello conducts research on social cognition and shared intentionality at Duke. 

New National Academy of Science member discusses teaching techniques, research on human uniqueness

Michael Tomasello, James F. Bonk professor of psychology and neuroscience, was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and National Academy of Science. Tomasello received his Bachelors of Art from Duke in 1972 and his Ph.D from University of Georgia at Athens in 1980. The Chronicle sat down with him to talk about his work and career. The conversation has been condensed and edited for clarity.