Michelle Bell

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The Mary E. Pinchot Professor of Environmental Health


Curriculum Vitae                  Google Scholar

Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

M.S.E. Environmental Management and Economics, Johns Hopkins University

M.S. Environmental Engineering and Science, Stanford University

M.Sc. Philosophy of Epistemology, Ethics, and Mind, University of Edinburgh

B.S. Environmental Engineering Science, Minor in Music, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Michelle Bell is the Mary E. Pinchot Professor of Environmental Health at the Yale University School of the Environment, with secondary appointments at the Yale School of Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences Division; the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering; and the Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs.  Her research investigates how human health is affected by environmental conditions, including air pollution and weather. Other research interests include the health impacts of climate change and environmental justice. Much of this work is based in epidemiology, biostatistics, and environmental engineering. The research is designed to be policy-relevant and contribute to well-informed decision-making to better protect human health and benefit society. She was elected to the National Academy of Medicine and serves on the US EPA Clear Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC).

Selected Awards

  1. Elected to the National Academy of Medicine (2020)

  2. Highly cited researcher (2018, 2019, 2020). Identified as one of the world’s most highly cited researchers (top 1%) for field and year

  3. Elected to Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (2019)

  4. Prince Albert II de Monaco / Institut Pasteur Award (2012)

  5. Health Effects Institute (HEI) Rosenblith New Investigator Award (2006)

  6. NIH Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (2004)