Current PhD Students | Environmental Health

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

Jessica Belle

Jessica Belle

Email: Jessica.hartmann.belle@emory.edu
From: Chicago
Year Entered Program: 2013
Previous Degrees: BA Pre-medicine, Augustana College; MSPH Environmental Health-Epidemiology, Emory University
Research Interests: Spatial epidemiology, GIS analysis, remote sensing

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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Ian Buller

Ian Buller

Email: ibuller@emory.edu
From: Tucson, AZ
Year Entered Program: 2013
Previous Degrees: BA Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado; MA Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Boulder
Research Interests: Infectious disease ecology, vector-borne diseases, surveillance under imperfect detection, stochastic models, spatial dynamics
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Anna Chard

Anna Chard

Email: achard@emory.edu
From: Atlanta, Georgia
Year Entered Program: 2015
Previous Degrees: Political Science, College of Charleston; MPH, Emory University
Research Interests: Evaluation of infectious disease programs, particularly WASH-related disease; improving methodology for the measurement of environmental exposures, disease outcomes, and health behaviors.

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: Toxicology, ocean and human health, neuroendocrinology, environmental justice, science communication, neurotoxicology

Miranda Delahoy

Miranda Delahoy

Email: mjdelah@emory.edu
From: Washington, D.C.
Year Entered Program: 2014
Previous Degrees: BA Mathematics and Politics, Oberlin College; MSPH Environmental Health and Epidemiology, and Certificate in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, Emory University
Research Interests: Diarrheal disease, WASH, epidemiology, environmental enteropathy, seasonality of infectious diseases

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

Andrea Gonzalez

Andrea Gonzalez

Email: andrea.lya.gonzalez@emory.edu
From: San Juan, Puerto Rico 
Year Entered Program:
2015  
Previous Degrees: 
BS Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras; MS University of Puerto Rico-Medical Science
Research Interests: Exposure to environmental contaminants in pregnant women and infants

Candis M. Hunter

Candis M. Hunter

Email: candis.mayweather.hunter@emory.edu
From: Baton Rouge, LA
Year Entered Program: 2014
Previous Degrees: BS Chemistry, Spelman College; MSPH Environmental Health-Epidemiology, Emory University
Research Interests: Reproductive and children's environmental health, nanotechnology, environmental justice/health disparities, evaluation, and community-based participatory research

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Tyiesha Johnson

Tyiesha Johnson

Email: tyiesha.johnson@emory.edu
From: Silver Spring, Maryland
Year Entered Program: 2016
Previous Degrees: BS Environmental Science & Studies, University of Maryland Baltimore County (2012); MPH (Environmental & Occupational Health), Drexel University (2014)
Research Interests: Maternal and child health, birth outcomes, household contaminants (i.e. mold, environmental tobacco smoke, metals), asthma, environmental justice, health disparities

Vrinda Kalia

Vrinda Kalia

Email: vrinda.kalia@emory.edu
From: Bangalore, India
Year Entered Program: 2016
Previous Degrees: Bachelor of Pharmacy, MS Ramaiah College of Pharmacy (2012); MPH, Columbia University (2015)
Research Interests: Neurotoxicology, exposure science, and metabolomics

Kanstantsin (Kostya) Kartavenka

Kanstantsin (Kostya) Kartavenka

Email: kanstantsin.kartavenka@emory.edu
From: Belarus
Year Entered Program: 2013
Previous Degrees: BS Chemistry, Belarusian State University
Research Interests: Exposure science, toxicants

Chandresh Nanji Ladva

Chandresh Nanji Ladva

Email: chandresh.ladva@emory.edu
Year Entered Program: 2011
Previous Degrees: BA Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania; MPH Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale University
Dissertation Topic: Novel metrics of environmental and metabolomic mixtures in traffic pollution and commuter exposure studies

Debbie Lee

Debbie Lee

Email: Debbie.lee@emory.edu
From: New York
Year Entered Program: 2013
Previous Degrees: BA Human Biology, Stanford University
Research Interests: Surface/irrigation water quality

Donghai Liang

Donghai Liang

Email: donghai.liang@emory.edu
Year Entered Program: 2014
Previous Degrees: BS Biological Science, Peking University; MPH Environmental Health Science, Yale University
Research Interests: Exposure science, environmental epidemiology, and molecular epidemiology on air pollution research

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

Samuel Peters

Samuel Peters

Email: sam.peters@emory.edu
From: Eau Claire, WI
Year Entered Program: 2015
Previous Degrees: BS Chemistry, Saint Olaf College
Research Interests: Sustainable agricultural techniques, agricultural emissions, and climate change modeling

Heather Reese

Heather Reese

Email: heather.e.reese@emory.edu
From: San Diego
Year Entered Program: 2013
Previous Degrees:  BA Biology and Studio Arts, Swarthmore College; MPH Global Health, Emory University
Research Interests: Risk assessment; household and community level water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)

Molly Steele

Molly Steele

Email: molly.steele@emory.edu
From: Cody, WY
Year Entered Program: 2015
Previous Degrees:  BS Biological Sciences, Montana State University; MS Ecology, Pennsylvania State University; MPH Epidemiology, Emory University
Research Interests: Infectious disease ecology, SIRS models, impact of vaccination on infectious disease dynamics

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

Heather Strosnider

Heather Strosnider

Email: hstrosn@emory.edu
From: Petersburg, WV
Year Entered Program: 2011
Previous Degrees: BS Biology, West Virginia University; MPH Environmental Health, Emory University
Research Interests: Tracking health effects using data from environmental monitoring and modeling, disease registries, hospital administrations, vital statistics; evaluation of public health action and policy

Naser Titu

Naser Titu

Email: abu.mohd.naser.titu@emory.edu
From: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Year Entered Program: 2014
Previous Degrees: Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, University of Dhaka; Master Health Econ., University of Dhaka; MPH BRAC University Bangladesh
Research Interests: Evaluation of WASH interventions and chemical contamination of drinking water in low-income settings

Aimée Vester

Aimée Vester

Email: aimee.vester@emory.edu
From: West Bloomfield, MI
Year Entered Program: 2014
Previous Degrees: BS Neuroscience, University of Michigan
Research Interests: Neurotoxicology; neurodegenerative disease

Qingyang Xiao

Qingyang Xiao

Email: qingyang.xiao@emory.edu
From: China
Year Entered Program: 2014
Previous Degrees: BA Biology, Peking University; MPH Environmental Health, Emory University
Research Interests: Air pollution

Dongni Ye

Dongni Ye

Email: dongni.ye@emory.edu
From: Wuhan, China
Year Entered Program: 2012
Previous Degrees: BS Biology and Chemistry, Tsinghua University; MPH Environmental Health Sciences, Yale School of Public Health
Research Interests: Health effects of air pollution