Current PhD Students | Environmental Health

April Ballard

April Ballard

Email: april.ballard@emory.edu
From:  Cox’s Creek, Kentucky 
Year Entered Program: 2018
Previous Degrees: BA, Biology and Spanish Language and Literature, Transylvania University (2014); MPH, Environmental Health and Epidemiology, University of Kentucky (2017)
Research Interests: WASH, gender, and climate change; rural and vulnerable populations; novel research measure and method development

Brittney Baumert

Brittney Baumert

Email: brittney.olivia.baumert@emory.edu
From: Durham, North Carolina
Year Entered Program: 2016
Previous Degrees: BS Environmental Health Science, University of Georgia (2013); MPH Epidemiology, University of Georgia (2015)
Research Interests: Environmental epidemiology

Jianzhao Bi

Jianzhao Bi

Email:  jianzhao.bi@emory.edu
From: Wuhan, China
Year Entered Program: 2016
Previous Degrees: BS Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University (2014); MS Atmospheric Remote Sensing, Tsinghua University (2016)
Research Interests: Satellite remote sensing of particulate matter (PM2.5), statistical models and machine learning techniques for air pollution exposure assessment
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Che-Jung Chang

Che-Jung Chang

Email: ccha242@emory.edu
From: Taiwan
Year Entered Program: 2017
Previous Degrees: BS in Nursing Science, National Taiwan University; MS in Environmental Health, National Taiwan University
Research Interests: Exposure science and occupational health

Danielle Clarkson-Townsend

Danielle Clarkson-Townsend

Email: danielle.clarkson-townsend@emory.edu
From: Boston, MA
Year Entered Program: 2016
Previous Degrees: BS Biology, Tufts University (2012); MPH, Emory University (2016)
Research Interests: Epigenetics, circadian rhythm biology, developmental exposures, environmental justice, and science communication

Frank Glover

Frank Glover

Email: feglove@emory.edu
From: Albany, GA
Year Entered Program: 2018
Previous Degrees: BS Biochemistry and German Studies, Boston College
Research Interests: Environmental toxicants and hypertension, reproductive outcomes, health disparities, maternal and child health

Frederick Goddard

Frederick Goddard

From: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Year Entered Program: 2016
Previous Degrees: B.Eng. in Engineering Design, MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering (2015)
Research Interests: International WASH with a focus on the impacts of water treatment technologies on health

Sabrina Sharmin Haque

Sabrina Sharmin Haque

Email: sshaque@emory.edu 
From: Suffolk, Virginia 
Year Entered Program:
 2017 
Previous Degrees: 
BS, Neuroscience and Public Health, College of William and Mary; MPH, Environmental Health Sciences with Certificate in Global Health, Columbia University
Research Interests: Water resource management, climate, WASH, nutrition, food security, international development

Ian Hennessee

Ian Hennessee

Email:  ian.patrick.hennessee@emory.edu
From: Atlanta, Georgia
Year Entered Program:
 2018 
Previous Degrees:
BA, Sociology, Emory University (2010); MPH, Global Epidemiology, Emory University (2015) 
Research Interests: Infectious disease ecology, vector borne disease, climate change, spatial epidemiology

Sydney Hubbard

Sydney Hubbard

Email: sydney.corinne.hubbard@emory.edu
From: Lancaster, Ohio
Year Entered Program:
 2018 
Previous Degrees:
BS, Biology, University of Dayton (2009); MPH, Epidemiology, Emory University (2011)
Research Interests: urban WASH, impact evaluations, diarrheal disease, epidemiology

Frederica Lamar

Frederica Lamar

Email: flamar@emory.edu 
From: Atlanta, Georgia
Year Entered Program: 2017
Previous Degrees: BS Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University; MSPH Global Environmental Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Research Interests: WASH and behavior change interventions in developing nations and resource-limited areas

Zhenjiang Li

Zhenjiang Li

Email: zli387@emory.edu
From: Xi'an, China
Year Entered Program: 2019
Previous Degrees: BA Preventive Health, Peking University; MSPH Epidemiology, Peking University; MSPH Environmental Health, Emory University
Research Interests: Application of metabolomics in environmental health with a focus on air pollution

Jiawen (Fred) Liao

Jiawen (Fred) Liao

From: Chengdu, China
Year Entered Program: 2016
Previous Degrees: BS Environmental Sciences, Peking University (2014); MS Environmental Health Sciences, University of California Berkeley (2016)
Research Interests: Air pollution, exposure science, climate change

Sarahna Azaria Moyd

Sarahna Azaria Moyd

Email: smoyd@emory.edu
From: Phoenix, AZ
Year Entered Program: 2019
Previous Degrees: BS Molecular and Cellular Biology; MPH Maternal and Child Health, University of Arizona
Research Interests: MCH—environmental determinants of human reproduction and early life development, climate and environmental justice, science communication

Hemali Oza

Hemali H. Oza

Email: hemali.harish.oza@emory.edu
From: Cary, NC
Year Entered Program: 2019
Previous Degrees: BSPH in Environmental Health Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MS in Environmental Science and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Research Interests: International WaSH, point-of-use water treatment, climate change, climate impacts, and gender

Elizabeth Tess Sajewski

Elizabeth Tess Sajewski

Email: Elizabeth.tess.sajewski@emory.edu
From: Lloyd Harbor, New York
Year Entered Program: 2017
Previous Degrees: BSE in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University (2013)
Research Interests: Infectious disease dynamics, enteric diseases, WASH, impact of climate change on infectious disease, environmental justice

Julia Silva Sobolik

Julia Silva Sobolik

Email: Julia.sobolik@emory.edu 
From: Ashland, Oregon
Year Entered Program: 2017
Previous Degrees: H.B.S Biology, Oregon State University; H.B.A International Studies in Biology, Oregon State University; MPH Global Health, Emory University; MS Microbiology, University of Washington
Research Interests: Environmental microbiology, diarrheal diseases, and water quality

Jennifer Stowell

Jennifer Stowell

Email: Jennifer.stowell@emory.edu
From: Springville, Utah
Year Entered Program: 2015
Previous Degrees: BS Geography, Brigham Young University; MPH, Emory University
Research Interests: Using spatial tools, remote sensing, and predictive models to evaluate the impact of climate change on health as well as exploring avenues where spatial analysis and modeling apply to multiple aspects of environmental science and epidemiology

Pei Wen (Millie) Tung

Pei Wen (Millie) Tung

Email: millie.tung@emory.edu
From: Taiwan
Year Entered Program: 2018
Previous Degrees: BS Public Health, Taipei Medical University (2015); MPH Environmental Health Sciences with Certificate in Toxicology, Columbia University (2017)
Research Interests: children’s environmental health re: air pollution and neurodevelopment

Bryan Vu

Bryan Vu

Email: bryan.vu@emory.edu
From: Garden Grove, California
Year Entered Program: 2018
Previous Degrees: BS Biology, California State University, Long Beach; MPH, University of California, Irvine; MSPH in Environmental Health and Epidemiology, Emory University
Research Interests: Applications of satellite remote sensing data, Geographic Information System (GIS), exposure modeling, air pollution and its epidemiological impacts

Wenlu Ye

Wenlu Ye

Email: wenlu.ye@emory.edu
From: China
Year Entered Program: 2017
Previous Degrees: Bachelor of Management, Master of Development Practice
Research Interests: Exposure and health impacts assessment of air pollution and climate change in low- and middle-income counties; implementation science of environmental health policies and interventions

Qingyang Zhu

Qingyang Zhu

Email: qingyang.zhu@emory.edu
From: Changzhou, China
Year Entered Program: 2019
Previous Degrees: BS Preventive Medicine, Southeast University; MS Occupational & Environmental Health, Fudan University
Research Interests: Air pollution, exposure science & remote sensing