Kelly Meza PradoStudent | Peru
MSc Public Health – Environment and HealthContact Kelly Meza Prado
I work at the intersection of environmental economics, equity and health, especially as it relates to clean water access and the value of urban nature. Previous work includes supporting national-level landscape restoration planning for climate change mitigation while improving access to clean water for local populations. Other projects include supporting research on the biophysical and social value of source water protection programs across Andean countries as well as the equitable distribution of green infrastructure benefits in both rural and urban areas.
Research interests or career goals
I am open to positions in the private, public sector or even the research world as long as they focus on development that appropriately includes the value of nature in developmental work, especially for public health and human wellbeing in general. Having a background on environmental economics, I am working to integrate public health dimensions into my work and perspective before returning to the environmental economics world.
Why I chose LSHTM/my course
Climate change, land-use change, widespread pollution are challenges that require anyone in the environment to understand the connections between environment and health. I came to the MSc Public Health (Environment & Health stream) at LSHTM to fill this gap and diversify my skills with quantitative and qualitative approaches. Beyond that, I came to LSTHM to recharge and find inspiration for the next step in my career.