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