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Ellen Considine is a second-year PhD student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is studying biostatistics with an emphasis in global environmental health, and prioritizes translation of science into societal action. In May 2020, Ellen graduated from the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder with a BS in applied math and minors in statistics, economics, and geography. At CU, she worked on air pollution epidemiology research and volunteered with Engineers Without Borders. Ellen is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.
Challenges in the climate change mitigation space: emissions "leakage", pollutant shifts, and balancing economic and equity concerns
Exploring interactions between climate change-related health risks and discussing the global health burden from fossil fuel combustion
What is the global burden of health degradation by air pollution? This post sets the stage for future discussions of air pollution epidemiology and policy.
You can also read about Ellen’s thoughts on education and professional development, effective altruism, and general philosophy on her personal website.