Dan Meltzer

Dan Meltzer
Department of Geography
UC Santa Barbara
Broom Center Affiliation(s)

Graduate Student Fellow

Dan Meltzer is a PhD student in Geography at UCSB where he studies infectious disease patterns and environmental injustice, especially in connection with factors relating to mobility or restriction of movement. Dan aims to better understand how people move within and through environments, and how those environments leave their mark on health.

Prior to studies at UCSB, Dan was a research associate with the California Environmental Health Tracking Program (CEHTP), where he used spatial analysis and mapping techniques to examine environmental health issues across California. He received a Masters in Public Health in 2014 from the University of California at Berkeley where he studied the connection between spatial patterns of traffic collisions and public transit access, analyzed in the context of broader issues of environmental inequity in the urban SF Bay Area.

Broom Graduate Associate

Working at the Program on Health, Equity, and Sustainability at the San Francisco Department of Public Health


Wong, M., Bejarano, E., Carvlin, G., Fellows, K., King, G., Lugo, H., Jerrett, M., Meltzer D., Northcross, A., Olmedo, L., Seto, E., Wilkie, A., English, P. 2018. 
"Combining Community Engagement and Scientific Approaches in Next-Generation Monitor Siting: The Case of the Imperial County Community Air Network."
International journal of environmental research and public health 15.3 (2018): 523.
English, P. B., Olmedo, L., Bejarano, E., Lugo, H., Murillo, E., Seto, E., Wong, M., King, G., Wilkie, A., Meltzer D., Carvlin, G., Jerrett, M., Northcross, A. 2017. 
"The imperial county community air monitoring network: A model for community-based environmental monitoring for public health action."
Environmental Health Perspectives, 125(7).
Carvlin, G. N., Lugo, H., Olmedo, L., Bejarano, E., Wilkie, A., Meltzer, D., Wong, M., King, G., Northcross, A., Jerret, M., English, PB., Hammond, D., Seto, E. 2017. 
"Development and field validation of a community-engaged particulate matter air quality monitoring network in Imperial, California, USA."
Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association,67(12).
Blount, R. J., Pascopella, L., Catanzaro, D. G., Barry, P. M., English, P. B., Segal, M. R., Flood, J., Meltzer, D., Jones, B., Balmes, J., Nahid, P. 2017. 
"Traffic-Related Air Pollution and All-Cause Mortality during Tuberculosis Treatment in California."
Environmental Health Perspectives,125(9).