Hao Yin

Postdoctoral Fellow


Hao is a post­doc­toral researcher in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. Hao’s research applies inter­dis­ci­pli­nary meth­ods combine epidemiological knowledge and economic valuation methods with high-resolution data to investigate the social costs of leading environmental risks. The results of her research provide economic justifications for policymakers to balance environmental conservation and economic development while advancing social equity and environmental sustainability.

Hao is deeply inter­ested in envi­ron­men­tal poli­cies and their effec­tive­ness at bal­anc­ing eco­nomic growth with envi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity. She is cur­rently col­lab­o­rat­ing with Pro­fes­sor Michael Brauer at UBC. Her post­doc­toral research explores the health cost of global air pollution from various sources such as energy, industry, and wildfires. She is also conducting cost-benefit analyses of clean energy policy to avoid substantial health damage associated with household air pollution worldwide, especially in African countries. In addition, she is a lead researcher in the UC Berkeley-Tsinghua and Duke Uni­ver­sity part­ner­ship on the health impacts of decar­boniza­tion of the power sec­tor in China, Cal­i­for­nia, and elsewhere.


Research Interests

environmental health
climate change
Clean energy policy
Environmental justice

Research Methodology

Environmental valuation
Health risk assessment
Spatial and temporal data analysis
Cost-benefit assessment

Research Options

I am available and interested in collaborations (e.g. clusters, grants).
I am interested in and conduct interdisciplinary research.
I am interested in working with undergraduate students on research projects.

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