Drew Michanowicz is a postdoctoral research fellow with our Climate, Energy, and Health program. He is also part of The Nature Conservancy’s NatureNet Science Fellows Program class of 2015.
Drew’s research interests are informed by societal needs for information related to poorly understood and emerging environmental hazards on both global- and community-level scales. One such emerging issue is the reliance on an aging US energy storage infrastructure. To better inform the public and policy makers, we are developing a national census-like database of determinants of infrastructural integrity. These data can be utilized to measure hazard consequence and triage management policies based on risks to public health. Additionally, Drew and colleagues are developing a 3D air quality monitoring drone using new gas sensing technologies that can be deployed in spaces previously inaccessible to traditional sampling methods.
Drew received both a Master and Doctor of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health. In 2009, Drew received an Environmental Health Risk Assessment Certification and passed the National Board Certification of Public Health exam.
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