Jia Coco Liu

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Mailing Address
Yale School of Forestry &
Environmental Studies
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511



B.A. Middlebury College (2011)

M.Phil. Yale University (2014)

Ph.D. Yale University (2016)


I am a recent PhD graduate (May 2016) from FES advised by Professor Michelle L. Bell. My primary research interest is developing new methods to study the health impact of air pollution mixtures or air pollution from a specific source. I am also interested in the environmental justice issues in air pollution, and the impact of climate change on human health. My dissertation research developed new methods to study the health impact of air pollution from wildfires under climate change. I started a postdoctoral fellowship at Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University in July, 2016.

During my time at Yale I was a teaching fellow for a few statistics/biostatistics courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. In my spare time I worked at the Yale Statistical Laboratory as a statistical consultant and instructor. I designed and taught workshops such as GIS series, introduction to R, intermediate R, Advanced Excel, and introduction to SAS. In my extra spare time I enjoyed working as a McDougal Student Life Fellow at Yale (2013-2014), during which I helped organize school-wide events for families at Yale. I was also a graduate affiliate at Davenport College at Yale (2012-2016), which involved adivising undergraduate students interested in applying to graduate schools.

My personal website can be found here.