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I am currently Assistant Specialist in Air Pollution Exposure Assessment and Epidemiology at the University of California at Irvine, where I conduct research on air pollution and related health impacts. I am also an adjunct faculty member at the Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University where I teach an undergraduate course called Environmental Health and Pollution. I also teach online graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental health at National University and serve as Environmental Consultant for the Hoffman TILT Research & Education Program at the University of Texas, San Antonio.
I earned my Doctor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and my Bachelor of Science degree from the Institute of the Environment and
Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles. Through my training, I have become specialized in exposure, epidemiology, and risk assessment. Currently, I am involved in a study investigating exposure to harmful combustion-related air pollutants in the U.S. and China, as well as a project to quantify the health effects associated with mercury and fish consumption. Recently I helped develop novel predictive models to estimate particulate matter (PM) exposure among U.S. military personnel deployed to Southwest Asia and Afghanistan. Several of my works in the field of air pollution science have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Click here to view my academic publications.
While understanding the science of pollution is of immense importance, understanding the implications of such science to policy is of equal necessity. Further, the ability to translate complex science into meaningful language for policy makers and the public is invaluable. With my academic and professional training, it is my ongoing goal to educate and consult on matters of environmental contamination, human health, and related policy. To this end, I actively teach and write on such topics. My opinion writings have been published in The Hill, Thrive Global, the Johns Hopkins University Water Institute Magazine, Organics|Healthy Lifestyle, and elsewhere. Click here to view my opinion pieces. Aside from research, writing, and teaching I am a regular guest speaker at local high schools and community groups where I cover topics ranging from chemical exposure to climate change.