David Herman

David Herman

Degrees

Ph.D., Environmental Health Sciences, Emphasis in Exposure Sciences UCI, 2019 expected
BS, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Education Minor, UCI, 2014

Research

Air Pollution Health Effects

Biography

David Herman was born and raised in southern California. He transferred to UCI beginning his junior year to study ecology and evolutionary biology. During that time, he began working in UCI’s Air Pollution Health Effects Laboratory researching the adverse cardiovascular effects of concentrated ambient particulate matter (CAPs) air pollution. Today, David is continuing his research in the Air Pollution Health Effects lab where he will earn his Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences. His work focuses on cardiac conduction cycle impairments in response to inhaled CAPs. Following his degree work, David aims to work in science policy and regulation.

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