I am an assistant professor and the Elizabeth May Chair in Sustainability and Environmental Health in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Dalhousie University. I completed my postdoctoral training in Michelle Bell's Group at Yale University after my doctorate in environmental health and epidemiology at Harvard University with Joel Schwartz.

Our surroundings and environmental exposures have major impacts on our health. I research their health effects and investigate strategies to minimize detriments, especially among marginalized communities. Lately, I focused on environmental health disparities, asking if certain population groups are disproportionately exposed to or affected by air pollution, heat, and low access to green spaces. To do this, I develop methods to ascertain environmental exposure levels and estimate their consequent health effects. I apply causal inference to predict health effects and disparities 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 an MSc in environmental sciences at ETH Zurich and then worked at Verenum and the World Health Organization.

I lead the Laboratory for Environmental Assessment and Population Health (LEAPH). Our work is generously supported by Dalhousie University's Office of the Vice President Research & Innovation as well as Research Nova Scotia's New Health Investigator Grant.











Dalhousie University

  • 2022-2023 – Instructor for ENVS/GEOG 3400: Environment and Human Health
  • 2022-2023 – Instructor for ENVS 4100: Environmental Sciences Capstone

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