Melissa Fiffer

Doctoral Candidate
Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Melissa Fiffer was a doctoral student in environmental epidemiology who brings 11 years of experience working for the federal government, primarily in the US EPA’s Office of Atmospheric Programs. Her research interests broadly include air pollution and health, and the impact of contextual factors such as greenness and walkability. Her thesis focused on the association between multiple environmental exposures and risk of Type II diabetes and she graduated in 2022. In her free time, she enjoys running and hiking around New England and Florida with her dog.