Darby Jack

Darby Jack

Darby Jack

Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences

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722 West 168th St, 11th floorNew York NY 10032
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212-305-1692
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Biography

Darby Jack, PhD, studies environmental health risks in developing countries, the health impacts of climate change, and the role of the urban environment in shaping health. For the last several years his primary focus has been the health effects of exposure to indoor air pollution from biomass fuels. With support from the Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan, he has helped to develop a Columbia-wide biomass working group, which coordinates and supports interdisciplinary research on the topic. These collaborations have given rise to current efforts to measure the health benefits of clean cookstoves in Ghana, Kenya, and India.

Topics

Education

PhD, 2006, Harvard University
BA, 1997, Williams College

Areas of Expertise

Risk Assessment and Communication, Pollution--Air/Ground/Water, Climate and Health, Environmental Risk Factors, Global Health, Poverty

Select Global Activities

Ghana cookstove project, Ghana: Randomized controlled trial to quantify the health benefits of high-efficiency cookstoves.

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