Dr. Kai Chen

Kai Chen, PhD

Principal Investigator

Email: kai.chen@yale.edu

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Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health) at Yale School of Public Health


Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering in 2016 from Nanjing University in China. During 2014-2015, he served as a Visiting Scholar at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Prior to joining the Yale School of Public Health faculty in July 2019, he was an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoc Fellow at Helmholtz Zentrum München-German Center for Environmental Health.

Dr. Chen’s research focuses on the intersection of climate change, air pollution, and human health. His work involves applying multidisciplinary approaches in climate and air pollution sciences, exposure assessment, and environmental epidemiology to investigate how climate change may impact human health. Much of this work has been done in China, Europe, and the U.S.

Education & Training

  • Humboldt Postdoc Fellow Helmholtz Zentrum München (2019)
  • PhD Nanjing University, Environmental Science and Engineering (2016)
  • BSc Nanjing University, Environmental Sciences (2011)