Emma Hines is currently a Health & Air Quality Associate with the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Carbon-Free Buildings Program, where her work is focused on the climate, health, and air quality co-benefits of building electrification. She has served as a member of the teaching faculty and instructional team for the Climate Change and Health Online Certificate Program with the Yale School of Public Health for two years.
She previously participated in a two-year fellowship with the Climate and Health Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. In this position, she conducted climate change and health research, created guidance documents and communications materials, and provided technical assistance to state and local public health departments.
Hines received her master’s degree in Geography from the University of Colorado Boulder, where she also served as a research assistant with the Natural Hazards Center. Hines completed her master’s thesis examining the experiences of hospitals with Hurricane Harvey in Harris County, Texas. Her Bachelors degrees are in Geography and Environmental Science from the University of Texas at Austin.
Her current research interests include climate adaptation and resilience, climate mitigation co-benefits, public health, and hazard/disaster preparedness.