Welcome! I am doctoral student and NIH T32 trainee in the Environmental Health Sciences program at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta, GA. My research focuses on climate change and health, air quality, and infectious diseases. Specifically, I investigate the effects of climate-induced changes in pollen, heat, and air pollution exposure in populations disadvantaged by structural inequalities. Additionally, I conduct infectious disease modeling with a focus on vaccines and enteric disease dynamics.
To carry out my work, I employ an interdisciplinary approach that integrates epidemiology, mathematical modeling, and machine learning techniques, with the aim of generating policy-relevant research. My research involves collaboration with a diverse range of organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Federal Reserve Bank, and Moderna, Inc. Prior to joining the doctoral program, I received my Master of Public Health from Emory University, completed a Pathways Internship at the Environmental Protection Agency, and worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
My free time is spent reading (find me on Good Reads!) or enjoying the outdoors-- climbing, hiking, and gardening. Check out my Photos page to see more of my life outside of work.
Research interestsClimate Change and Health Exposure Science Environmental Health Environmental Justice Infectious Diseases
June 14th, 2023
I recently spoke to Inside Climate News about U.S. wildfire smoke exposures increasing and disproportionate impacts.
June 7th, 2023
Our timely research paper characterizing wildfire smoke inequities in US communities is out in the American Journal of Public Health!
June 7th, 2023
I'm thrilled to share that my first-author paper on pollen and asthma morbidity in Atlanta has just been published in Environment International!
May 31st, 2023
I will be 1 of 2 new trainees supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) T32 training grant at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University next year.
May 16th, 2023
I recieved the Poster Award for Health, Education, and Equity at the Georgia Climate Conference for my research on pollen and asthma morbidity in Atlanta.
May 9th, 2023
Spent two weeks in the Netherlands visiting tulips, and then gave a talk on infectious disease modeling at the Calicivirus Conference in Rotterdam.
April 20th, 2023
I'm thrilled to share that my first-author paper on predicting enteric disease resurgence following COVID-19 has just been published in BMC Infectious Diseases!
April 19th, 2023
Read my latest interview in Yale Climate Connections on how the climate change is impacting seasonal allergies.
April 8th, 2023
I officially submitted my first NIH F31 grant and survived!
March 21st, 2023
I had the pleasure of speaking to The Guardian on how the climate crisis is lengthening allergy season in some US cities.
March 16th, 2023
I spoke to WABE's Closer Look with Rose Scott on climate change impacts on the pollen season in Atlanta.
February 14th, 2023
I recieved an Outstanding Student Presentation Award for my presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2022!
December 12th, 2022
Traveling to my first AGU conference in Chicago, IL! Excited about presenting recent work characterizing wildfire smoke exposure in the most vulerable populations in the U.S.
November 19th, 2022
Gave a virtual talk, "Applying a Social Vulnerability Framework to Wildfires in the U.S.", at the Atlanta Science Tavern.
November 11th, 2022
Our research brief at the Federal Reserve of San Francisco is out! We conducted an in-depth analysis on the social and economic costs of wildfires in the U.S. over the past decade.