Nina Brooks

Core Faculty Member, Human Capital Initiative

PhD, Environment and Resources, Stanford University

Nina Brooks is a Core Faculty Member of the Human Capital Initiative at the Boston University Global Development Policy Center and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Brooks’ research interests are in understanding the environmental and social determinants of health and generating evidence to inform climate and health policy, primarily in the Global South. Her current research is focused on implementing an energy efficiency intervention to reduce emissions and air pollution from the brick sector in Bangladesh and examines the relationships between heat stress, land-cover change and reproductive health outcomes. Her previous work has studied the environmental and health consequences of brick manufacturing in Bangladesh, how variability in agricultural growing season quality affects fertility preferences in sub-Saharan Africa, and how abortion policies impact women’s health and economic outcomes. Her research employs a range of disciplinary approaches and tools from economics, demography, data science, geography and epidemiology.

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