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Natasha DeJarnett, PhD, MPH

Research Coordinator, National Environmental Health Association

Washington, DC

Dr. Natasha DeJarnett is the research coordinator at the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), where she leads research as well as children’s environmental health activities. She is a graduate of University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky where she completed her PhD and Masters of Public Health, both concentrating in environmental health sciences. In her postdoctoral studies, Dr. DeJarnett was awarded a fellowship by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to investigate cardiovascular risks of air pollution exposures. In 2015, she became the recipient of the prestigious Impact Award from the Society of Toxicology’s Cardiovascular Toxicology Specialty Section for her 2014 paper “Acrolein Exposure is Associated with Increased Cardiovascular Disease Risk.” Dr. DeJarnett was named 2017 Alumna of the Year for the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences and concurrently awarded designation in the class of 2017 Alumni Fellows. Prior to NEHA, she was a policy analyst at the American Public Health Association, where she led the Natural Environment portfolio, including air and water exposures along with climate change. Dr. DeJarnett is a member of the Governing Board of Citizens’ Climate Education and the Steering Committee of the International Transformational Resilience Coalition.