Marie Lynn Miranda


Bayesian Statistics, Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, Geospatial Informatics

Ph.D., Harvard University, 1990 M.A., Harvard University, 1988

Director, Children’s Environmental Health Initiative
Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, Duke University and Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Marie Lynn Miranda specializes in research on environmental and public health, especially how the environment shapes health and wellbeing among children. She is the founding director of the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative, a research, education, and outreach program committed to fostering environments where all people can prosper. She is a leader in the rapidly evolving field of geospatial health informatics. She is also Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at Duke University and Baylor College of Medicine.

Miranda has applied spatial analytic approaches to a wide range of scientific issues. She maintains an active research portfolio, with a funding history that includes the USEPA, NIH, CDC, the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, the USDA, the State of North Carolina, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Wallace Genetics Foundation, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, and The Duke Endowment. Her research group received the 2008 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Justice Award.

Miranda is a Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of Duke University, where she earned her A.B. in mathematics and economics and was named a Truman Scholar. She has a Ph.D. and M.A. from Harvard University, where she held a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of Sigma Xi.

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