Urban Heat Island Effects and Heat-Related Mortality: The Role of Land-Based Climate Change Mitigation Strategies

Principal Investigator: 
Yale Forestry and Environmental Studies

Kevin studied biology as an undergraduate, earned a Masters degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, and combined the two interests with a Ph.D. in Environmental health from Boston University.  He has published extensively on the subject of fine particulate pollution and its health effects on exposed populations, with a special emphasis on those in low-income neighborhoods adjacent freeways.  He serves as a reviewer for Environmental Health, Environmental Science & Technology, the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health and Science of the Total Environment. His research interest as a YCEI Fellow involves measuring effectiveness of efforts to mitigate the Urban Heat Island effect through measures that increase albedo and vegetative cover.