Faculty and Staff


Shelby Yamamoto, PhD

Assistant Professor

Public Health, School of

About Me

I am an environmental epidemiologist that explores environmental factors that impact vulnerable populations. My research primarily focuses on two areas: air pollution and climate change. Air pollution (ambient, household) is an important environmental risk factor related to several health outcomes. I am particularly interested in a) investigating the relationship between air pollution, climate change, and chronic diseases, b) assessing the links between air pollution and climate change, and c) exploring approaches to assess these relationships.


PhD, Epidemiology, University of Heidelberg, 2009

MSc, Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Toronto, 2005

BSc (Hons), Environmental Science, University of Toronto, 2003


School of Public Health Diversity Champion, 2019

School of Public Health Students' Association Small Class Teaching Award, 2019

School of Public Health Students' Association Large Class Teaching Award, 2018



air pollution

climate change

chronic diseases

vulnerable populations