Miriam E. Marlier is a postdoctoral research scientist with joint appointments in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia University and the Department of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research broadly examines interactions between environmental change and public health using remote sensing observations and interdisciplinary modeling techniques. Some of her recent projects include forecasting the influence of different conservation and development policies in Indonesia on fire emissions, air pollution, and regional public health outcomes, measuring the effect of individual pollution sources on air quality in India, producing a global survey of changing surface freshwater resources over the past two decades, and understanding physical climate drivers of fire activity in the western U.S. She is the recipient of the Best Early Career Article from Environmental Research Letters (2015) and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2010-2013). Dr. Marlier received a B.S. summa cum laude with college honors in Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Environmental Sciences from UCLA (2007) and a Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Columbia University with concentrations in atmospheric science, remote sensing, and ecology (2013).
“This is an exciting time to learn about new findings in the field of planetary health. By cutting across disciplines and examining how multiple components interact, we can identify new strategies that benefit both the environment and public health.”