• 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
    2022 Hydrodynamic Study of the Impact of Extreme Flooding Events on Wastewater Treatment Plants Considering Total Water LevelNatural Hazards Review.  23. 2022
    2021 Understanding occupational heat exposure in the United States and proposing a quantifying stress indexInternational Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health.  94:1983-2000. 2021
    2021 Development of a conceptual framework for risk assessment of elevated internal temperatures in landfillsScience of the Total Environment.  782. 2021
    2021 Comprehensive flood risk assessment for wastewater treatment plants under extreme storm events: A case study for New York city, United StatesApplied Sciences.  11. 2021
    2021 Effects of Different Urban-Vegetation Morphology on the Canopy-level Thermal Comfort and the Cooling Benefits of Shade Trees: Case-study in PhiladelphiaSustainable Cities and Society.  66. 2021
    2020 Quantifying environmental and social vulnerability: Role of urban Heat Island and air quality, a case study of Camden, NJUrban Climate.  34. 2020
    2020 Application of satellite remote sensing in monitoring elevated internal temperatures of landfillsApplied Sciences.  10. 2020
    2020 Investigating effects of landfill soil gases on landfill elevated subsurface temperatureApplied Sciences.  10. 2020
    2020 Developing vulnerability index to quantify urban heat islands effects coupled with air pollution: A case study of Camden, NJISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information.  9. 2020
    2020 Corrigendum to “A decision-support framework for emergency evacuation planning during extreme storm events”. (Transportation Research Part D (2019) 77 (589–605), (S1361920919303165), (10.1016/j.trd.2019.09.024))Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment.  79. 2020
    2020 Coupled Hydrodynamic and Geospatial Model for Assessing Resiliency of Coastal Structures under Extreme Storm ScenariosWater Resources Management.  34:1123-1138. 2020
    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 Level 2015
    2014 Fine Structure in Manhattan’s Daytime Urban Heat Island: a New DatasetJournal of Urban and Environmental Engineering.  59-74. 2014


    Year Title Altmetric
    2021 Extreme Heat, Public Health Emergencies: Case Studies, Competencies, and Essential Services of Public Health 2021

    Education And Training

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

  • Maryam Karimi