Michelle L. Bell, PhD

Mary E. Pinchot Professor of Environmental Health

Research Interests

Environmental Health; Epidemiology

Public Health Interests

Environmental Health; Epidemiology Methods

Extensive Research Description

Michelle Bell is an associate professor of environmental health at Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She explores the relationship between air pollution and human health by integrating the disciplines of epidemiology, biostatistics and environmental engineering. Dr. Bell’s research interests include the statistical analysis of the health impacts of air pollution episodes, meteorological and air quality modeling and their policy implications. She studies heat-related mortality in Latin American cities and also focuses on health impacts of climate change, with current projects based in the United States, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Korea and Taiwan.

Dr. Bell received her M.S. from Stanford University and her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. She serves on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis and the EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Ozone Review Panel. Dr. Bell is a recipient of the Health Effects Institute Walter A. Rosenblith Young Investigator Award and the National Institutes of Health Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award. She was elected councilor of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology and currently serves on the board of editors of Environmental Research Letters and Epidemiology and is an associate editor of Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health.

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