Amruta Nori-Sarma

Amruta Nori-Sarma, PhD

Assistant Professor, Environmental Health - Boston University School of Public Health


Amruta Nori-Sarma is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Health Department at Boston University School of Public Health, where she studies the relationship between environmental exposures associated with climate change and health outcomes in vulnerable communities. Her previous work has examined the impact of heat waves and air pollution on health in vulnerable communities in India, South Korea, and across the US. Her current research aims to understand the impacts of interrelated extreme weather events on mental health across the US utilizing large claims datasets. She also has an interest in evaluating the success of policies put in place to reduce the health impacts of climate change.


  • Yale University, PhD Field of Study: Environmental Health
  • Columbia University School of Public Health, MPH Field of Study: Environmental Health
  • Princeton University, BSE Field of Study: Civil Engineering/Environmental Engineering

Classes Taught

  • SPHEH722


  • Published on 12/20/2022

    Nori-Sarma A, Milando C, Weinberger KR, Hess JJ, Errett NA, Wellenius GA. Association Between the 2021 Heat Wave in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, and Emergency Department Visits. JAMA. 2022 Dec 20; 328(23):2360-2362. PMID: 36538316.

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  • Published on 10/11/2022

    Paul D. Juarez, Aramandla Ramesh, Darryl B. Hood, Donald J. Alcendor, R. Burciaga Valdez, Mounika P. Aramandla, Mohammad Tabatabai, Patricia Matthews-Juarez, Michael A. Langston, Mohammad Z. Al-Hamdan, Amruta Nori-Sarma, Wansoo Im, Charles C. Mouton. The effects of air pollution, meteorological parameters, and climate change on COVID-19 comorbidity and health disparities: A systematic review. Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology. 2022; 4:194-210.

  • Published on 9/8/2022

    R. Burciaga Valdez, Mohammad Tabatabai, Mohammad Z. Al-Hamdan, Derek Wilus, Darryl B. Hood, Wansoo Im, Amruta Nori-Sarma, Aramandla Ramesh, Macarius M. Donneyong, Michael A. Langston, Charles P. Mouton, Paul D. Juárez. Association of diabetes and exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in the Southeastern United States. Hygiene and Environmental Health Advances. 2022; 4.

  • Published on 4/1/2022

    Nori-Sarma A, Sun S, Sun Y, Spangler KR, Oblath R, Galea S, Gradus JL, Wellenius GA. Association Between Ambient Heat and Risk of Emergency Department Visits for Mental Health Among US Adults, 2010 to 2019. JAMA Psychiatry. 2022 Apr 01; 79(4):341-349. PMID: 35195664.

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  • Published on 2/10/2022

    Nori-Sarma A, Spangler KR, Wang B, Cesare N, Dukes KA, Lane KJ. Impacts of the choice of distance measurement method on estimates of access to point-based resources. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2022 Feb 10. PMID: 35145207.

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  • Published on 11/24/2021

    Sun S, Weinberger KR, Nori-Sarma A, Spangler KR, Sun Y, Dominici F, Wellenius GA. Ambient heat and risks of emergency department visits among adults in the United States: time stratified case crossover study. BMJ. 2021 11 24; 375:e065653. PMID: 34819309.

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  • Published on 8/27/2021

    Weinberger KR, Wu X, Sun S, Spangler KR, Nori-Sarma A, Schwartz J, Requia W, Sabath BM, Braun D, Zanobetti A, Dominici F, Wellenius GA. Heat warnings, mortality, and hospital admissions among older adults in the United States. Environ Int. 2021 12; 157:106834. PMID: 34461376.

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  • Published on 7/28/2021

    Heo S, Nori-Sarma A, Kim S, Lee JT, Bell ML. Do persons with low socioeconomic status have less access to greenspace? Application of accessibility index to urban parks in Seoul, South Korea. Environmental Research Letters. 2021; (16).

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  • Published on 7/23/2021

    Valdez RB, Al-Hamdan MZ, Tabatabai M, Hood DB, Im W, Wilus D, Nori-Sarma A, Ramesh A, Donneyong MM, Langston MA, Mouton CP, Juárez PD. Association of Cardiovascular Disease and Long-Term Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) in the Southeastern United States. Atmosphere. 2021; 8(12):947.

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  • Published on 4/29/2021

    Nori-Sarma A, Thimmulappa R, Venkataraman GV, Warren JL , Berman JD, Whittaker SD, Kulick ER, Wellenius GA, Mahesh PA, Bell ML. NO2 exposure and lung function decline in a cohort of adults in Mysore, India. Environmental Research Communication. 2021; (3).

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