Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Colorado
Faculty Associate, Institute of Behavioral Science
Ph.D., Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley
Health and Society Program
Institute of Behavioral Science Room 456
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0483
Research Interests: My research focuses on how environmental and social exposures interact to influence health with a particular focus on exposures caused by global climatic changes and society’s responses to those changes. My work to date has investigated the effects of air pollution from wildfires on population health, identified and mapped vulnerable populations to climate-related exposures, investigated the health benefits of urban vegetation, and estimated the health co-benefits of fuel source changes.
Skills and Expertise: I am trained as an environmental epidemiologist with extensive training in spatial analysis. I like to find new and interesting ways to combine data sets that already exist to answer interesting health questions. From a methods perspective, I use all of the following in my research: standard regression models, multi-level models, spatial statistics, GIS, causal inference epidemiological methods, and machine learning.
Brief Biography: I have a PhD and Masters of Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley and a BS in Environmental Science from Brown University. Just prior to coming to CU, I did a post-doc at Harvard University through the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars program.