Dr. Rupa Basu teaches Environmental Health Sciences in the graduate curriculum at the Berkeley School of Public Health. Her research interests include adverse health outcomes from climate change, with particular interests in heat exposure and air pollution. She has spent nearly two decades investigating the associations between climate and public health, with a special focus on the relationships between temperature, air pollution and mortality, morbidity, and adverse birth outcomes. Her work has identified critical population subgroups that are particularly vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change, both in California and throughout the US. Dr. Basu is currently the Chief of the Air and Climate Epidemiology Section at Cal EPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA). Prior to joining OEHHA, she worked at the US EPA, and she holds a PhD in environmental and occupational epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and an MPH in environmental health sciences from the UCLA School of Public Health.