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YSPH Climate Change and Health Seminar, Dr. Wei Peng, "Decarbonizing the energy system for a cleaner and healthier future"

Dr. Wei Peng is an Assistant Professor of Public and International Affairs and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. Her research uses computational models to quantify difficult tradeoffs of climate policy across social, political, and environmental aspects. Dr. Peng currently leads two main projects: a) Political Economy in Integrated Assessment Modeling (PE-IAM), and ii) Health Effects of Deep Decarbonization (HEALED). Prior to joining Princeton, she was an Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Penn State University. Her research has been published in Nature, Nature Climate Change, Nature Sustainability, PNAS among others, and has been featured in national and local media such as PBS and NPR. She also currently serves as a co-author of the Fifth National Climate Assessment. She received her PhD degree in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy from Princeton University and her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences from Peking University, China. She was also a Giorgio Ruffolo Post-Doctoral Fellow and a Research Associate at the Harvard Kennedy School.





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