Postdoctoral Fellow

Environmental Medicine and Public Health
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai



About

I received a BA in Public Health Studies and Earth & Planetary Sciences from Johns Hopkins University in 2014, an MHS in Environmental Health Sciences from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2015, and my PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from the Climate and Health Program at Columbia University, under the mentorship of Drs. Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou and Patrick Kinney.

I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, under the supervision of Drs. Itai Kloog and Maayan Yitshak-Sade. I am also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, teaching in the Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (QMSS) program.

My research interests can be largely divided into three areas. First, I am interested in the health effects of air pollution in developing countries, where such studies are currently still lacking. Second, I utilize existing satellite data for air pollution health studies, particularly in the assessment of the sensitivity of epidemiologic studies to exposure model choice. Third, I am interested in studying the effects of climate change on air pollution, quantifying the health impacts of climate changed-induced air pollution in China and the United States.

Recently, my work has been focused more on air pollution exposure modeling and ensemble-based modeling approaches. Current projects include evaluating policy impacts of air pollution levels in New York City (see a recent interview here) and building a fine-scale NO2 model over Mexico City. My CV is available here.

Outside of research, I am an avid opera/oratorio singer and classical music enthusiast. More info can be found in the Performances and Repertoire tabs.

Contact Information

Mike Z He
Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
1 Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, New York 10029
Email: mike.he@mssm.edu

Last updated: 05.26.2022