Dr. Mudarri is devoted to advancing public health through indoor air quality education and the development and promulgation of state-of-the-art process and tools. He is recognized as a national indoor air quality expert and has authored numerous articles and presentations on various indoor air quality subjects throughout his career.
He was a senior advisor within EPA on both technical and policy matters related to indoor air quality. He authored or directed a number of EPA studies in indoor air quality, including Assessment and Control of Indoor Air Pollution (Report to Congress, VII, 1989), a document that identifies the causes and consequences of indoor air pollution and the federal role in advancing indoor environments; Introduction to Indoor Air Quality (VI Learning Module and VII Reference Manual, 1991), a course on indoor air quality for State and local government professionals; The Costs and Benefits of Smoking Restrictions (1994), a report requested by Congress related to proposed legislation to restrict smoking in public buildings (HR 3434); Energy and IAQ Performance of Ventilation Systems and Controls (2000), a seven volume modeling study on the compatibilities and tradeoffs between energy efficiency and indoor air quality control in commercial buildings and schools; Ozone Generators Sold as Air Purifiers, a publication directed toward consumers about the claims of efficacy and health impacts of ozone generators; and Indoor Air Quality Building Education and Assessment Model (I-BEAM)(2001) which is a computer program providing comprehensive information and tools for managing indoor air quality in commercial and institutional buildings.
In the late 1960's, he worked for the Federal Reserve Board as an economist and later for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) where he became heavily involved in implementing the National Environmental Policy Act. Dr. Mudarri authored the HUD guidelines for assessing environmental impacts of housing developments. In the mid 1970s Dr. Mudarri developed and directed the Federal Urban Noise Initiative at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In the early 1980's, he created EPA's indoor air quality program, now part of the Indoor Environments Division.
After retiring from EPA, Dr. Mudarri served as the technical editor of ASHRAE’s new Indoor Air Quality Guide, authored IEHA’s Clean and Healthy Schools for Dummies, and produced papers on the impact of climate change on indoor air quality, building codes and indoor air quality, the economic cost of illnesses attributed to indoor dampness and mold, and the level of national expenditures and jobs in the U.S. indoor air quality market. He currently consults for public and private sector organizations on a variety of indoor air quality matters.
David Mudarri is a native of Boston, Massachusetts and a graduate of Bowdoin College (B.A.), University of Connecticut (M.A.), and the University of Michigan (Ph.D.).