David GonzalezI study population health sciences, with a focus on environmental epidemiology and global health. My research examines the impacts of extractive industries, such as drilling and mining, on children’s and indigenous health.

I’m in a dual-degree program at Stanford, pursuing a Ph.D. in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER) and a M.S. in Epidemiology. I’m co-advised by Mark Cullen, an occupational medicine physician at Stanford Medicine, and Marshall Burke, an environmental economist at Stanford Earth. I also work with the Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation on the health and environmental impacts of artisanal gold mining and mercury contamination in the Peruvian Amazon.

I have a Masters of Environmental Science (M.E.Sc.) and Graduate Certificate in Global Health from Yale University and a B.S. in Evolution and Ecology from the University of California, Davis. I’m a recipient of the Stanford Graduate Fellowship in Science & Engineering, Stanford Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Doctoral Fellowship, Fox International Fellowship, and Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.

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