Ashlinn Quinn, Ph.D
About Ashlinn — Ashlinn Quinn, Ph.D. is a Research Scientist with Berkeley Air. By training she is an environmental epidemiologist and anthropologist, with experience in community-based research on topics including indoor heat and humidity and household air pollution generated from the combustion of solid fuels. She has analyzed the effects of air pollution on globally important health outcomes such as birth weight, infant pneumonia, and blood pressure. She is particularly interested in the evaluation of interventions that can mitigate exposure to potentially harmful conditions (such as excess temperature and exposure to air pollution) and in presenting scientific findings to communities in ways that enhance their ability to advocate for programs and policies that would improve community health.
Prior to joining Berkeley Air she served as a Health Scientist (Contractor) in the Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies at the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she managed the Clean Cooking Implementation Science Network: a network of 25+ researchers, implementers, and policymakers studying how best to accelerate the use of clean fuels for cooking, lighting, and heating in low- and middle-income settings around the world.
She completed her Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University in 2016; she also holds an M.A. in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Music and Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.