Lingzhi Chu

Lingzhi Chu

Pre-doctoral Fellow


Yale School of Public Health Profile

Ph.D. Candidate at Yale School of Public Health


Lingzhi is a PhD candidate in the Environmental Health Sciences Department at the Yale School of Public Health. She is particularly interested in exploring a holistic approach toward how the environment impacts health. Her dissertation work aims to assess relationships between short-term exposure to temperature, humidity, and air pollution (i.e., fine particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, and ozone) and renal disease hospital encounters. Gaining a better understanding of these relationships will inform how to best minimize public health burdens from renal disease in the face of a warming climate. Lingzhi has a background in environmental science and engineering, climate change modeling and epidemiology; and she is also broadly interested in causal inference, health impacts of extreme weather events, and the interactive relationship between urbanization and climate change.


  • B.Eng., Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University
  • B.B.A., Business Administration (double major), Tsinghua University