Dr. Vijay Limaye
Vijay Limaye is a climate and health scientist in NRDC’s Science Office. As an epidemiologist, he is broadly interested in addressing international environmental health challenges—quantifying, communicating, and reducing the risks associated with climate change—with a focus on the public health burdens of air pollution and extreme heat. At NRDC, he leads economic valuation research and advocacy to understand and address the significant health costs of climate change and he works to defend the science that underpins the Clean Air Act. Prior to joining NRDC, he worked as a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency scientist, focusing on Clean Air Act regulatory implementation, air quality monitoring policy, and health risk communication. Limaye, who also speaks Spanish and Hindi, has led multiple research studies on the health impacts of climate change, including analyses of air pollution and extreme heat in both the U.S. and India. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a PhD in environmental epidemiology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is based out of NRDC’s Chicago office.