About

I am an environmental epidemiologist and postdoctoral associate in Michelle Bell's Group at Yale University. Previously, I completed my doctorate in environmental health and epidemiology at Harvard University, where my advisor was Joel Schwartz.

Our surroundings and environmental exposures have major impacts on our health. Through research, I study their health effects and investigate strategies to minimize detriments, especially among vulnerable populations. Lately, I focused on environmental health disparities, asking if certain population subgroups are more exposed to and more affected by exposures such as air pollution, heat, and natural vegetation (greenness). To do this, I develop methods to efficiently process large amounts of spatiotemporal data, then apply advanced epidemiologic methods to ascertain health effects. I extend my analysis using causal inference to estimate what health effects and disparities among population subgroups would have been had levels of environmental exposures been different.

I became interested in environmental epidemiology after research experiences in atmospheric chemistry and lung physiology during my undergraduate studies at University of Toronto. Prior to my doctorate, I completed a MSc in environmental sciences at ETH Zurich then worked at Verenum and the World Health Organization.

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International Society for Environmental Epidemiology

Harvard University

  • Spring 2017 to Spring 2018 – Content Developer for Principles, Statistical and Computational Tools for Reproducible Science
  • Summer 2017 – TA for ID215: Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
  • Spring 2017 – TA for ID271: Advanced Regression for Environmental Epidemiology
  • Fall 2016 – TA for EH263: Analytical Methods and Exposure Assessment
  • Spring 2016 & Spring 2017 – TF for SPU25: Energy and Climate: Vision for the Future
  • Spring 2016 – TA for EPI204: Analysis of Case-Control and Cohort Studies

ETH Zurich

  • Spring 2011 – TA for Environmental Impacts, Threshold Levels and Health Effects