Students & New Researchers Network

The Students and New Researchers Network (SNRN) aims to create a global network of students and new researchers that promotes career development and encourages researchers at the early stages of their careers to communicate about ideas, issues, and opportunities in the field of environmental epidemiology. SNRN activities include an abstract mentoring program for annual conferences, career workshops (early morning sessions at annual conferences and webinars), an SNRN e-newsletter, and development of career resources and opportunities content on this website as well as on social media (Twitter and LinkedIN). In addition the SNRN is highly encouraged to bring students and new researchers together at annual conferences, providing early morning sessions, a connection corner, and a social event. The SNRN also awards best abstracts and posters at annual conferences to honor good research of students and new researchers.


The SNRN is open to all students, post-doctoral trainees, and new researchers (who have fewer than 5 years of experience from their terminal degree) in the field of environmental epidemiology or other related disciplines.


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Information about membership composition.


Steering Committee:

The steering committee of the ISEE Student and New Researcher Network (SNRN) is composed of up to ten members, representing different geographical regions. Each member is assigned specific duties (e.g. student representative to the ISEE Council, liason to the local organizing committee of the annual ISEE conference or e-mail communication and social media). Only ISEE members are eligible for steering committee positions. The SNRN committee is responsible for promoting and advocating for the interests of students and new researchers within the Society; managing outreach, recruitment, and retention of student members; and organizing and managing student activities and networking opportunities.


Frauke Hennig, Germany

Frauke Hennig is a PhD candidate at the Technical University of Dortmund (Faculty of Statistics), Germany, and works as a research assistant at the Institute of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine in the department of Environmental Epidemiology in Düsseldorf, Germany. Her research areas are effects of air pollution on cardiovascular health and statistical methods in epidemiology, e.g. confounder-selection. She is also interested exposure assessment.


Larissa Pardo, U.S.


Larissa Pardo is an epidemiologist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). She received a joint MSPH in epidemiology and environmental health from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. Her current research projects focus on the effects of chemical exposures on adverse birth outcomes and child development. She is also more broadly interested in the health effects of occupational exposures and air pollution.

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Yadav Prasad Joshi, South Korea

Yadav Prasad Joshi is a PhD candidate in the department of Social and Preventive Medicine at the Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of South Korea. He is also a reviewer and editorial board member for The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries. His main research interest is in climate change and infectious diseases, in particular vector borne and public health concerns of air pollution.


Aparna Lal, New Zealand

Aparna Lal has an undergraduate degree in Zoology, a Postgraduate Diploma in Wildlife Management from New Zealand and a Master’s degree in Wildlife Science from India, where she spent 6 months chasing green turtles in the Indian Ocean. These experiences led her to pursue a PhD at the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago (New Zealand), from which she graduated in 2014. Aparna now works at the Australian National University with the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, as part of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Modelling group and as a Research Fellow in the Environment, Climate and Health group.


Marissa Parry, Australia

Marissa is a PhD Candidate at the Climate Change Research Centre and ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Her primary research interests include the effects of temperature and air pollution on human health, climate change and human health, environmental and climate justice, and climate change law and policy, particularly, climate change and health policy.


Andres Cardenas, U.S.


Andres Cardenas is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His research evaluates environmental exposures in utero and epigenetic alterations along with their potential role in the developmental origins of health and disease. Additionally, he is also interested in fetal programming, molecular epidemiology and high dimensional genomic data.



Maria Harris, U.S.

Maria Harris is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health at UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Her research examines the influences of environmental exposures on neurodevelopment. Maria completed her PhD in Environmental Health at Boston University, where her dissertation research assessed the impacts of prenatal and childhood exposure to potential neurodevelopmental toxicants, including traffic-related air pollution and per- and polyfluoroalykyl substances.


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Yi Wang, U.S.

Yi Wang is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health. He is broadly interested in how air pollution and built environment affects chronic disease including cardiovascular and aging-related disease. He also works on health effects of heavy metals such as lead and mercury. He obtained his PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from University of Michigan School of Public Health and completed his postdoctoral training in Environmental Epidemiology at Brown University School of Public Health.


Yiqun Han, China


Yiqun Han is a postdoc in the College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University. He obtained his PhD degree in Environmental Health Sciences and his bachelor degree in Public Health at Peking University. He is interested in the cardiopulmonary effect of air pollutants in different populations, and his work focuses on how to identify the important toxic air pollutant components, and explore the comprehensive biomarkers measurements and data analysis to better understand the pathophysiologic mechanisms of air pollution effects. He is also interested in the risk assessment of different air pollutants.


Samuel Osorio, Brazil


Samuel Osorio is an MD from Colombia and MPH candidate at the School of Public Health, University of São Paulo, Brazil. His research areas are health effects of weather, climate change, mercury and lead.


Laís Fajersztajn, Brazil


Laís Fajersztajn holds a PhD in Science from the University of São Paulo, School of Medicine and is a specialist in Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses. She is a researcher at the USP Global Cities Program, hosted at the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of São Paulo and also integrates the research group Urban Environment and Health, hosted at the same institute. She has previously worked with projects on the same topic at the third sector. Her research interests include environmental exposures (particularly air pollution), cancer, epidemiology, science-based health police, environmental health inequalities and healthy cities.



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