Portrait of Professor David Gonzalez

David J.X. González, PhD (he/him/él)
Principal Investigator / Investigador Principal
I’m an Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. I study the health impacts of extractive industries and climate-driven disasters, with a focus on health inequities. My published work has contributed to public health and environmental policymaking.
[UC Berkeley profile, Professional website]

Portrait of team member Anali Casarrubias

Anali Casarrubias
Latinx Research Center Fellow / Becaria del Centro de Investigación Latinx

Portrait of Dr. Xing Gao

Xing Gao, PhD
Affiliated Researcher / Investigadora Afiliada
I am a social epidemiologist and a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco. Leveraging epidemiologic and geospatial methodologies, my research investigates the relationships between structural drivers, place, and the well-being of racialized communities. I hold a PhD in Epidemiology and an MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from UC Berkeley, along with a BA in Geography and International Studies from Macalester College.  
[LinkedIn profile]

Lara Schwarz, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar / Becaria Postdoctoral
I am a postdoctoral scholar in Environmental Health Sciences at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. I hold a Bachelor’s in Environment from McGill University,  a Master’s degree in Public Health in Epidemiology from San Diego State University (SDSU), and a PhD in Global Health through the UC San Diego-SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health. My research focuses on the intersection of climate and health, examining the impacts of harmful exposures such as extreme heat and wildfire smoke on public health, and associated health disparities. Ongoing work includes studying the adverse health effects of extreme weather events on populations living in the United States-Mexico border region and investigating factors contributing to their social vulnerability.
[LinkedIn profile]