Mỹ Dzung Chu, PhD, MSPH

MyDzung T. Chu, PhD, MSPH, is a first-generation Vietnamese-American woman of color. As an environmental and occupational epidemiologist, she is invested in research on social determinants of health and environmental exposure disparities in the home, workplace, and neighborhood contexts for low-income and immigrant communities. Currently she is an postdoctoral scientist at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University in Dr. Ami Zota’s ARISE-EJ Lab, where she investigates the impact of federal housing assistance on residential environmental exposures using novel national data linkages. She is also co-investigator of a Harvard Chan-NIEHS pilot looking at the impact of acculturation and environmental risk factors on the gut microbiome for foreign-born women. Dr. Chu is a former Agents of Change in EJ Fellow and a Gates Millennium Scholar. She serves on the boards of the Healthy Building Network and the Asian American Resource Workshop, a organizes with residents and non-profits in Greater Boston, MA for affordable housing and anti-displacement policies. She has a PhD in Population Health Sciences from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a MSPH in Environmental-Occupational Health and Epidemiology from Emory University, and a BA in Neuroscience from Smith College.