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Stephanie Cleland

Stephanie Cleland is an affiliate investigator with Environmental Health Services at BCCDC. She is also an assistant professor at SFU’s Faculty of Health Sciences and a research scientist at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.


Dr. Cleland's research leverages environmental epidemiology, exposure assessments, and health impact assessments to investigate how climate change-related environmental exposures, such as wildfire smoke and extreme heat, adversely impact human health. Her work uses novel statistical approaches and innovative datasets to understand what levels, durations, and types of exposure are most harmful, identify at-risk populations, and evaluate approaches for reducing adverse health outcomes.


Dr. Cleland is an assistant professor and the Legacy for Airway Health Chair in Promotion of Lung Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. She is also a research scientist at the Legacy for Airway Health at Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. She holds a PhD and MSPH in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BS in Computer Science and Community Health from Tufts University. She conducted her dissertation research as an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) research fellow at the United States Environmental Protection Agency in the Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment.


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