Jennifer Vanos, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University

Dr. Jennifer Vanos holds an interdisciplinary appointment studying climate and human health in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. As a human biometeorologist, she works to strengthen the understanding and practice surrounding how we protect people from extreme heat and air pollution in a world impacted by climate change. Her work on extreme heat addresses risks and challenges within varying vulnerable populations, including children, athletes, and outdoor workers. She approaches her work using various measurement and modeling tools and frameworks across spatiotemporal scales. Dr. Vanos has published over 65 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals on topics ranging from human thermal comfort, urban design, exertional heat illness and energy balance modeling, the Tokyo Olympics, and air pollution epidemiology.  She is a member of ASU’s Urban Climate Research Center and is the Chair of the American Meteorological Society’s Board on Environment & Health. She previously worked at UC San Diego, Texas Tech, and Health Canada. She received her Ph.D. and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Guelph in Canada.

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