RWJF Health & Society Scholar:
Area(s) of Expertise:
Air Pollution, Climate Change, Environmental Epidemiology, GIS, Spatial Exposure Assessment
Colleen Reid completed her Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley in the Fall of 2014. Colleen is an exposure scientist and environmental epidemiologist whose research focuses on the intersections between public health and climate change. Her research areas include air pollution, extreme heat, population vulnerability, spatial exposure assessment, causal inference methods, and environmental epidemiology. As a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar, Colleen plans to focus on developing policy-relevant research that can inform decisions related to adaptation to and mitigation of climate change from a public health perspective. Colleen received an EPA STAR fellowship and a Climate Change and Health scholarship from the CDC and the Association of Schools of Public Health for her dissertation research. Prior to her doctoral studies, Colleen was an Environmental Health Fellow at the Global Change Research Program within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Colleen holds an MPH degree in Environmental Health Sciences from UC Berkeley and an Sc.B. degree in Environmental Studies from Brown University.