Kristin Zacharias, MPH

Kristin Dessie, MPH

Research Associate, USC Institute for Global Health
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Location: SSB 318-04
Telephone: (323) 442-7228
Email: dessie@usc.edu

Kristin Zacharias, MPH – Kristin is the Research Associate for the University of Southern California Institute for Global Health where she serves as a research associate and manager for Institute research priorities. She works closely with investigators to develop, implement and evaluate global research and training initiatives. Currently, her work focuses on the eastern Africa GEOHealth Hub, a regional environmental and occupational health center funded by the National Institutes of Health. Research focus areas of the GEOHealth Hub include the health effects of indoor and outdoor air pollution exposure and climate change in eastern Africa.
Kristin received her master’s of public health with an emphasis on global health leadership from USC and bachelor’s degree in environment, economics and politics from Claremont McKenna College. She is interested in environmental health and climate change. Prior to joining the Institute, Kristin was a Project Manager for the Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center at the University of Southern California.