Shahir Masri is an associate specialist in air pollution exposure assessment and epidemiology at the University of California, Irvine, where he works on air pollution exposure modeling as well as climate change communication research. He's also an adjunct faculty member at the Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University where he teaches courses on environmental health and pollution, and an adjunct faculty member at National University where he teaches online graduate and undergraduate science courses.
Dr. Masri earned his Doctor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, and his Bachelor of Science degree from the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
In 2018, Dr. Masri founded a project called "On the Road for Climate Action," which is an effort to raise awareness about climate change by organizing educational climate events and giving public presentations across all 50 states.
Dr. Masri is the author of the book Beyond Debate: Answers to 50 Misconceptions on Climate Change, which has been acclaimed by the late Citizens' Climate Lobby founder Marshall Saunders, among prominent scientists at MIT, UCLA, and elsewhere. He is also the author of numerous opinion articles which have been published in The Hill, the LA Times, Thrive Global, and elsewhere. Currently, he is involved in studies investigating exposure to harmful combustion-related air pollutants in the U.S. and abroad, as well as research related to harmful chemicals in food, soil, and consumer products. Dr. Masri is the first author of over a dozen peer-reviewed scientific studies that have been published in well-known academic journals.