Leah Schinasi, PhD, MSPH
Environmental and Occupational Health, Urban Health Collaborative
Dornsife School of Public Health
Leah Schinasi is an environmental and occupational epidemiologist who researchers the acute and chronic health effects of environmental exposures. Dr. Schinasi’s research interests include environmental justice, the cardio-respiratory impacts of extreme weather events, and urban greenspace. Dr. Schinasi received a Dornsife Urban Health Collaborative pilot award to investigate associations between temperature and infant mortality in Philadelphia, PA, and potential modification of this relationship by urban green space and socio-demographic neighborhood characteristics, and an American Heart Association career development award to explore the mechanisms by which urban greenspace protects against cardiovascular mortality.
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