Zully Arias is a current undergraduate at Yale College studying Statistics & Data Science. She has an interest in environmental justice and how to best utilize data visualization to demonstrate the effects of climate change to the general public.
- Dieyi Chen is a second-year MPH student in the Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health. She is interested in the health effects of air pollution and climate change. Her current project focuses on using causal inference methods to understand the long-term effects of ambient air pollution.
- Evan is a visiting doctoral student in the Climate Change and Health Concentration faculty at the Yale School of Public Health. Originally he pursues a PhD in “Climate Change Adaptation and Future Health Impacts” at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine and the Oeschger Center for Climate Change Research as part of the University of Bern, Switzerland. Thus far, Evan`s work has aimed to understand the long term temperature-mortality trends and to identify drivers of temperature-related vulnerability factors. At Yale, Evan hopes to acquire the skillset to provide projections on climate change impacts under various Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs), Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) and adaptation measures, by applying the wealth of epidemiological knowledge available at Yale University. Ultimately, the aim of the PhD is to bridge the gap between epidemiology, public health and climate sciences.
- Nina Domingo earned her PhD degree in Bioproducts & Biosystems Science, Engineering, and Management at the University of Minnesota. Her research interests are at the intersection of environmental change, food systems, and environmental justice. Outside research, she is involved with several grassroots organizations to advocate for local social and environmental justice.
- Qi Gao is a current PhD student at Nanjing University with the research interest in climate change, air pollution and mental health. Her recent work focuses on the impact of air pollution on cognitive function.
- Emily is a second-year MPH student in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences with a concentration in Climate Change and Health. Her focus is on preventative health through equitable access to environmental resources, including healthy, sustainably produced food, clean water and air, and green space. She is most interested in exploring the relationship between the environment and mental health, the health co-benefits of climate change adaptation and mitigation, and the environmental benefits of equitable and sustainable global food systems.
- MPH graduate in 2021, now PhD student at Emory University
- Riyang is a visiting doctoral student in the Environmental Health Sciences Department at the Yale School of Public Health. His research focuses on exposure assessment of air pollutants and non-optimum temperature with multidisciplinary approaches. His dissertation aims to capture the uncertainty level of the estimates of statistical models, and improve the interpretability of models to expand their application. At Yale, Riyang hopes to learn environmental epidemiologic methods and climate change models and conduct his research on Predicting daily air temperature over the United States from open-access data using a statistical model.
- Mitchell is a first year MPH student in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health. He is interested in the intersection of climate change and human health, specifically the individual, structural and environmental determinants of climate vulnerability among disadvantaged populations. Mitchell studied Healthcare Management at the University of Connecticut and received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in May of 2021. He also participated in YSPH’s Summer Research Experience in Environmental Health (SREEH) program in 2020, conducting a heat vulnerability assessment for the State of Connecticut.
- Fiona O’Brien is a recent graduate of Yale College, where she studied environmental engineering and global health studies. She currently works on a project to measure and map climate health vulnerability in New York. Fiona is passionate about using engineering to promote equity and justice, cultivate a thoughtful relationship with the natural world, and build a more sustainable future. Her interests include urban environmental health, geospatial analysis, and environmental justice.
- Julia is a third-year MEM, MPH student at the Yale School of the Environment and in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health. She is interested in the nexus of climate change mitigation policies and community health. Julia is now exploring the health and air quality co-benefits of carbon pricing schemes. Her prior experience includes global climate policy work at an environmental NGO and environmental auditing on carbon pricing and just transition with the Canadian federal government.
- Dr. Xuguo Zhang is currently a Visiting Associate in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health. He holds a BSc and an MS degree in Applied Mathematics from Xi’an Jiaotong University and University College London, respectively. In August 2020, he received his PhD in Air Quality Modeling and Data Assimilation from a cross-disciplinary program at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), where he was supervised by Chair Prof. Jimmy Fung. Following his PhD, he became a Hong Kong Research Talent Hub (RTH) Postdoc Fellow and later a Research Associate, still working with Prof. Fung's air quality modeling group in the Department of Mathematics at HKUST. Dr. Zhang's research interests include multi-scale air quality modeling, health exposure science, data analysis and assimilation, dynamic emission projection and mitigation, and the interactions between climate change, air quality, and health exposure.