My research interests lie at the cross section of epidemiology and environmental health. I investigate factors that impact public health in vulnerable populations. The focus of my work has largely centred on air pollution. Air pollution (ambient and household) is an important environmental risk factor for several diseases. I am particularly interested in a) investigating the burden of air pollution exposure on chronic and infectious diseases, b) developing and exploring novel ways to capture long-term exposures and c) implementing, integrating and assessing local interventions that target air pollution exposures.
My research also encompasses climate change, as it relates to air pollution, heat and health. I am interested in investigating local area effects and its impact on population health. New areas of research I will be exploring are related to climate change, heat, arthritis and occupational health.
PhD, Epidemiology, University of Heidelberg, 2009
MSc, Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Toronto, 2005
BSc (Hons), Environmental Science, University of Toronto, 2003
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Graduiertenkolleg Scholarship, 2005
International Development and Research Centre AGROPOLIS Award, 2004
National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship, 2004-2005