Marissa Childs

Marissa Childs is a postdoctoral fellow through the Harvard University Center for the Environment mentored by Christopher Golden and Francesca Dominici. Her research broadly seeks to understand how environmental change affects human health by combing data from remote sensing and ground measurements with methods from disease ecology and causal inference. Her current postdoc research is part of the Madagascar Climate-Smart Public Health project. 


Marissa received her PhD from the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford University. Her dissertation focused on understanding the drivers of yellow fever virus spillover into humans, quantifying the impact of gold mining on malaria transmission, and estimating the health effects of wildfire smoke pollution.