Brandon Lewis

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Ph.D. Student, School of the Environment

Curriculum Vitae 


M.S. in Atmospheric Science, Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems, North Carolina State University, 2020

B.S. in Meteorology, Minor in Mathematics, North Carolina State University, 2018


Brandon is a PhD student at Yale University with an interest in energy insecurity and health impacts. He plans to pursue research on the effects of energy accessibility on human health outcomes. 

Prior to joining the Bell research group in Fall 2021, Brandon received his Masters of Science in Atmospheric Science at North Carolina State University (NCSU). There, he used modeling methods to quantify local air pollution exposure from agricultural emission sources. During this time, his interest in Environmental Justice led him to work with local advocacy groups such as the NC Environmental Justice Network while incorporating environmental justice research into his thesis. Also, Brandon has led air quality research campaigns abroad in Botswana, as part of an NSF IRES (International Research Experience for Students) project, and locally in North Carolina. After completing his masters, Brandon joined the National Renewable Energy Laboratory focusing on wind energy development and optimization.

Outside of research, Brandon has spent time upholding Diversity and Inclusion as a founding member of the first Community Climate Committee in NCSU’s Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Science Department. In his free time, Brandon enjoys tennis, music, playing saxophone and piano, and meeting new people.


Selected Awards

  1. Top Student Poster Presenter Award in NC Breathe (2021)
  2. Top Student Poster Presenter Award in Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference (2021)
  3. Air and Waste Management Annual Conference Scholarship Award (2021)
  4. Central NC Chapter of the American Meteorological Society Larsen Award (2020)
  5. NOAA NCAS-M Fellowship Award (2018)