Leila Heidari

Ph.D. in Environmental Health

  • Title Ph.D. in Environmental Health
  • Education University of South Carolina, B.S.
    Emory University, M.P.H.
    Boston University, Ph.D.

Leila Heidari graduated with a PhD from the Department of Environmental Health in Fall 2023. She received an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina in biology, psychology, public health, and environmental studies. She completed her Master’s of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. Her research interests include environmental epidemiology, climate adaptation and mitigation planning, connections between the built environment and health, and environmental justice. Her favorite place in Boston is the Arnold Arboretum.



Chapple-McGruder T, Mendoza ZV, Miles G, Hilson R, Wiltshire J, Wilder J, Heidari L, Castrucci BC, Gould E. Leadership Disparities in State Governmental Public Health Workforce: Examining the Influence of Gender. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 2019 Jun 4. 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000883

Heidari L,Chapple-McGruder T, Whitehead S, Castrucci BC, and Dyjack DT. 2019. Characterizing the Roles and Skill Gaps of the Environmental Health Workforce in State and Local Health Departments. Journal of Environmental Health. 81(6): 21-31.  https://www.neha.org/node/60505

Heidari L, Younger M, Chandler G, Gooch J, Schramm P. Integrating health into buildings of the future. Journal of solar energy engineering. 2017 Feb 1;139(1):010802. DOI: 10.1115/1.4035061

Heidari L, Winquist A, Klein M, O’Lenick C, Grundstein A, Ebelt Sarnat S. Susceptibility to heat-related fluid and electrolyte imbalance emergency department visits in Atlanta, georgia, USA. International journal of environmental research and public health. 2016 Oct 2;13(10):982. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph13100982 


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