Wenlu is a postdoctoral scholar who joined the BIRCHE3 Lab in Spring 2022. Her research interests broadly lie in the intersection of environment, health, and development in low- and middle-income countries. Particularly, she is interested in 1) understanding the health impact of air pollution and climate change on women and girls, 2) evaluating the efficacy and effectiveness of policies and interventions to reduce harmful environmental exposures and improve health, and 3) providing scientific evidence to bridge the “know-do” gap between research and practice of proven policies and interventions.
Wenlu completed her Ph.D. training in Environmental Health Sciences at Rollins Schools of Public Health, Emory University. Her dissertation focuses on assessing the personal exposure to household air pollution among women and girls in rural China and evaluating the effects of a liquified petroleum gas cookstove and fuel intervention on blood pressure among 3000+ pregnant women in Guatemala, India, Peru, and Rwanda.