Misbath is a Climate and Health PhD candidate in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. Her research aims to characterize the distribution of health benefits resulting from energy transitions away from fossil fuels both in the US and in low- and middle-income countries. She is currently focusing on the impacts of large-scale building electrification on asthma and energy insecurity among low-income residents in New York City. Her goal is to generate policy-relevant findings to support equity-driven sustainable development initiatives.
Prior to this, she worked at the Harvard Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) to assess the state of the science around climate change and children’s health outcomes. She obtained an MPH from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health while conducting work at the intersection of climate change, air pollution, and health in Mongolia, Tunisia, and Alaska. She is a 2020 Agent of Change in Environmental Health fellow.