Graduate Student Profile
For the main body of my dissertation, I am proposing to investigate the impact of indoor air pollution on the immune pathway that is thought to cause asthmatic symptoms. Participants in the study are children who live in homes heated with wood stoves that are not EPA certified. This novel project will add relevant data (epigenetic DNA biomarkers) to an ongoing NIEHS-funded randomized trial of indoor air quality interventions. My Doctoral Committee includes experts in air pollution exposure assessment, epidemiology, and epigenetics who have provided specific recommendations, encouragement, and mentorship throughout the development of this project.