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Meredith Franklin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine

Dr. Franklin’s research interests are in environmental statistics and epidemiology with specific focus on the application of spatial statistical methods to climate and air pollution data.

  • Spatial statistical methods for modeling and analyzing multi-scale spatial data and processes including field measurements, remote sensing data, weather/climate model data, census data and transportation data.
  • Spatio-temporal interpolation of observed, high-frequency climate data for the purpose of evaluating parameterizations and processes represented in global and regional climate models.
  • Quantification of uncertainty in climate model outputs and propagation of this uncertainty when coupling climate to other physical models (hydrological, agricultural, economic).
  • Development of functional regression models for dealing with spatial misalignment of environmental data.
  • Epidemiological assessment of the human health impact associated with exposure to fine, ultrafine and chemical components of particulate matter air pollution.

Education

PhD, Statistics and Environmental Health – Harvard University | MSc, Statistics – Carleton University | BSc, Mathematics – McGill University