Science Fellow, Science Center
Vijay Limaye is an environmental health scientist working as the climate change and health science fellow at NRDC's Science Center. He is broadly interested in addressing international environmental health challenges—quantifying, communicating, and mitigating the risks associated with climate change—with a focus on the public health burden of air pollution and extreme heat events. Prior to his role at NRDC, he served for three years as a scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regional offices in San Francisco and Chicago, focusing on Clean Air Act regulatory implementation, risk communication, citizen science, and air-quality monitoring policy. Limaye, who also speaks Spanish and Hindi, has conducted interdisciplinary research quantifying the health impacts of climate change-triggered air pollution and heat waves for populations in 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 in New York City.