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

Steph Bellman

Steph Bellman

Email: smcamp5@emory.edu
From: Wildwood, Missouri
Year Entered Program: 2020
Previous Degrees: BS Molecular and Cellular Biology and BS Animal Sciences, Auburn University (2017)
Research Interests: Infectious disease, vector borne disease, climate change, child health

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

Oscar de Leon

Oscar de Leon

Email: odeleon@emory.edu
From: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Year Entered Program: 2020
Previous Degrees: BS Biochemistry and Microbiology
Research Interests: Urban and peri urban environments, air pollution, health disparity, effects of commuting in exposure and health outcomes, remote sensing, micro-level sensing, alternative transportation modes, multimodal transportation

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

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

Tszshan Ma

Tszshan Ma

Email: tsz.shan.ma@emory.edu
From: Hong Kong, China
Year Entered Program:
 2020 
Previous Degrees: 
BS Biochemistry, University of Hong Kong; MS Biomedical Engineering, Tsinghua University; MS Epidemiology, Harvard University
Research Interests: Air pollution, Environmental Epidemiology, Application of metabolomics

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

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

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

Courtney Victor

Courtney Victor

Email: courtney.m.poulos@emory.edu
From: New Orleans, LA
Year Entered Program: 2020
Previous Degrees: B.S. in Biology from the University of Alabama, MPH in Global Environmental Health from Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health
Research Interests: WaSH, Infectious diseases, exposure assessment, epidemiology

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

Wenhao Wang

Wenhao Wang

Email: wenhao.wang@emory.edu
From: Wuhan, China
Year Entered Program: 2020
Previous Degrees: BS Preventive Medicine, Huazhong University of Science and Technology; MPH Environmental Health, Emory University
Research Interests: Air pollution, remote sensing, machine learning and data science

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