CCHI Team

Robert Dubrow

Robert Dubrow

Dr. Robert Dubrow is Faculty Director of the Climate Change and Health Initiative and Professor of Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health. During the 2016-2017 academic year, he will teach a graduate-level course on climate change, energy, and health, as well as an undergraduate seminar. Dr. Dubrow is interested in health co-benefits of climate change mitigation and in occupational heat stress.

Martin Klein

Dr. Martin Klein is Executive Director of the Climate Change and Health Initiative and Associate Dean for Development and External Affairs at the Yale School of Public Health. He also founded and directs InnovateHealth Yale, a program in social impact and entrepreneurship.

Vasilis Vasiliou

Vasilis Vasiliou, PhD

Dr. Vasilis Vasiliou is a member of the Executive Committee of the Climate Change and Health Initiative, Professor of Epidemiology, and Chair of the Environmental Health Sciences Department at the Yale School of Public Health. His research interests include mechanisms of cellular responses to environmental stress, gene-environment interactions, alcohol toxicity, pharmacogenetics and the evolution of gene families.

Albert Ko

Albert Ko

Dr. Albert Ko is a member of the Executive Committee of the Climate Change and Health Initiative, Professor of Epidemiology, and Chair of the Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases Department at the Yale School of Public Health. His research focuses on the health problems which have emerged as a consequence of rapid urbanization and social inequity.

Yawei Zhang

Dr. Yawei Zhang
Dr. Yawei Zheng is a member of the Executive Committee of the Climate Change and Health Initiative and Professor of Environmental Health Sciences. Her research interests include etiology and prognosis of adult malignancies and risk factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Michelle Bell

Michelle Bell
Dr. Michelle Bell is a member of the Executive Committee of the Climate Change and Health Initiative, Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Professor of Environmental Health at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Her research focuses on how environmental conditions, especially air pollution and weather, impact public health.

Durland Fish

Dr. Durland Fish is a Senior Consultant of the Climate Change and Health Initiative, Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and Professor Emeritus of Forestry and Environmental Studies. His research focuses on ecology and prevention of vector-borne diseases, including Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, West Nile virus infections and dengue fever.

Alyssa Parpia

Alyssa Parpia
Alyssa Parpia is the CCHI Pre-doctoral Fellow. She is a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases concentrating in quantifying the impact of climate change on water-borne disease outbreaks and spread in Southeast Asia and East Africa. She also seeks to research the disproportionate communicable disease burden among climate refugee populations related to diarrheal diseases, and evaluate the impact of public health and sanitation infrastructure interventions in reducing these risks. Alyssa holds an M.P.H in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto and a B.A.H in Global Development Studies and Biochemistry from Queen’s University, Canada.

Emma Ryan

Emma Ryan is a Research Assistant for the Climate Change and Health Initiative. She is currently pursuing Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences and Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies degrees at Yale University.