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Yi Lu, an environmental epidemiologist, received a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from the University at Albany School of Public Health, where she applied new methodologies to assess the impact of school environments on children’s health and performance.
Lu has worked on projects across geographies, including the United States, China, Romania, and Pakistan, focusing on assessment of health impacts related to exposure to environmental pollutants. She comes to HEI with broad-ranging technical, project management, and communication skills. As a postdoctoral fellow at Boston University, Lu analyzed alcohol-related harms among different populations. She also has a Bachelor of Medicine degree in preventive medicine from the Southern Medical University in Guangzhou.
At HEI, Lu will contribute to the Global Health program and HEI-funded research on air pollution and health in Asia and Africa.