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Students in 2015


Daini Wang

Daini Wang








Daini  assessed the health impact for pollution-triggered 911 calls and ER visits for asthma in Houston from 2004 to 2012. She modeled air quality data from monitor sites to census tracts, using mapping analysis in ArcGIS. Daini also analyzed air quality and public health data from 2004 – 2012 in Houston, using statistical analysis in R. LinkedIn Profile


Stephanie Chuang







Stephanie and Daini worked on the application of the BenMAP program and used ArcGIS to conduct air quality modeling, health impact assessments and evaluate economic costs of pollution triggered asthma attacks in Houston area, focusing on ozone and NO2. She, along with Daini also participated actively in the EPA beta test and completed an EPA BenMAP national training program in Seattle. LinkedIn Profile


Michelle Hong













Michelle analyzed boundary layer data and created a predictive model. She also taught a high school teacher in identifying trends in ozone, NO2, and PM2.5 concentrations in Houston, Texas. LinkedIn Profile






If you would like to work with RESH:ERRG, please contact Dr. Loren Raun at raun@rice.edu