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Marie Lynn Miranda PhD

Director, Howard R. Hughes Provost and Professor

Dr. Marie Lynn Miranda is the Howard R. Hughes Provost and Professor of Statistics at Rice University, holds appointments as adjunct professor in the Departments of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan and the Baylor College of Medicine, and serves as the founding Director of CEHI. Dr. Miranda's educational background is rooted in economic and mathematical modeling; her professional experiences integrate environmental health sciences with sound social policies. She has taught courses and conducted research on children's environmental health, with a particular emphasis on reproductive and developmental toxicants, childhood lead exposure, and allergen and asthma triggers. Dr. Miranda has applied spatial analytic approaches to a wide range of environmental issues. She also has extensive experience running training, research translation, and outreach programs, especially as they relate to disadvantaged populations. Dr. Miranda has an active research portfolio, with funding from the USEPA, NIH, CDC, the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, the USDA, the State of North Carolina, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, and The Duke Endowment. She maintains a deep and abiding personal and professional interest in environmental and social justice.

Contact address: 

Rice University – BRC
Children’s Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI), MS-460
6100 Main St
Houston, Texas 77005