About M. Luke Smith

I am a PhD candidate in Epidemiology attending the University of Minnesota, and Research Faculty at Penn State in the lab of Dr. Guanging Chi.

I study climate driven exposures (heat, storms) and varied health outcomes (preterm birth, heart attack, asthma).

I formally trained in demographic methods in the Population Studies Training program of the Minnesota Population Center.

In years past I taught public high school for 12 years, and worked as a construction project manager.