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About Me

Air pollution, climate change-related health effects, and respiratory disease have been the three major themes of my research. As one of few faculty members in the UNC Department of Epidemiology who focus on respiratory disease and air pollution, I’ve led multiple large interdisciplinary teams to investigate research questions related to those topics.

My teaching philosophy is based upon the principle of active learning. I apply state-of-the-art pedagogical concepts such as case-based modules and “flipping the classroom” to my courses.

I have served on 18 graduate student committees across three departments (including one master’s and six doctoral students in Epidemiology) and have mentored several independent student research projects in ESE and Epidemiology. Some of this mentored student research has led to student-led papers.

"Epidemiology is like a bicycle. You can ride it anywhere."     -- Harvey Checkoway