• Dr. Maryam Karimi, is an Assistant Professor at UAB School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences. She has a joint appointment with School of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering. She has diverse set of experiences in environmental science, public health, and urban resiliency, which places her in a unique position for independent research projects aimed towards sustainable cities and human health focusing on developing strategies to counteract climate change at a local and national scale.
    Her research interests include identifying environmental risk and social vulnerability associated with the impact of Urban Heat Island (UHI) and climate change caused by urban development and air pollution, understanding the structure of cities, urbanization and the role of urban morphology in changing urban microclimate and urban health, urban redesign and building sustainable cities at local and global level, and application of big data and sensing in developing models that predict environmental risk and social vulnerability associated with urban development (UHI), air pollution and population at risk. Her research work has been funded by NIH, NASA and NOAA.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Environmental Risk and Social Vulnerability in Complex Urban SettingUrban Climate.  26:161-173. 2018
    2017 Predicting surface temperature variation in urban settings using real-time weather forecastsUrban Climate.  20:192-201. 2017
    2015 Urban Heat Island Assessment with Temperature Maps Using High Resolution Datasets Measured at Street LevelJournal of Constructed Environment.  6:17-28. 2015
    2014 Fine Structure in Manhattan’s Daytime Urban Heat Island: a New DatasetJournal of Urban and Environmental Engineering.  59-74. 2014

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science, City University of New York System : Graduate School & University Center 2017
  • Full Name

  • Maryam Karimi