Congratulations to Rolando Acosta, who has been named one of the new Student Ambassadors for the Harvard Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE).
Rolando is a third year PhD student working in the lab of Dr. Rafael Irizarry. His current projects involve (1) the development of robust methods to estimate health outcomes caused directly or indirectly by natural disasters and (2) the development of methods to estimate human migration using mobile data. Generally, he is interested in the intersection of Causal Inference and Machine Learning, and its application to fields within public health and medicine.
Part of the ambassadors’ responsibilities this academic year include; serving as the liaison between their department and Harvard C-CHANGE by providing updates to staff and leadership about work, events and other happenings of interest to each group, hosting a Harvard C-CHANGE Spotlight Series event, sharing and promote information about Harvard C-CHANGE events throughout their department, and participating in a climate and health symposium this Spring.