Jaime Madrigano (she/her), ScD, MPH, Principal Investigator, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is also the Chair of the Environmental Challenges Steering Committee within the Bloomberg American Health Initiative. Jaime’s research uses epidemiologic methods to inform policy in the areas of climate and health, air pollution, and the built environment. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, she was a policy researcher at the nonprofit research organization, RAND. Jaime received her Sc.D. in epidemiology and environmental health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and was an Earth Institute postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University. She is a first-generation college graduate and enjoys sharing her circuitous route to academia with trainees. Outside of work, Jaime loves being a mom, practicing yoga, hiking in nature, and traveling around the world.

Shifali Mathews is a PhD student in Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, on the Exposure Sciences and Environmental Epidemiology track. Her research interests are in social vulnerability to climate-related stressors and extreme weather, with an emphasis on structural determinants of health. She received her undergraduate degree in Public Health Science and MPH in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has held several federal internship positions such as a Health Equity Fellow at the U.S. EPA and a Junior Health Services Officer at the U.S. Public Health Service. Shifali was a Social Performance and Resilience Scientist at the engineering company, AECOM, where she conducted environmental justice assessments. Her hobbies include yoga, traveling, and reading/ watching murder mysteries. 

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