Amruta Nori-Sarma
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Environmental Health

PhD, Yale University
MPH, Columbia University School of Public Health

Amruta Nori-Sarma is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Health Department at Boston University School of Public Health, where she studies the relationship between environmental exposures associated with climate change and health outcomes in vulnerable communities. Her previous work has examined the impact of heat waves and air pollution on health in vulnerable communities in India, South Korea, and across the US. Her current research aims to understand the impacts of interrelated extreme weather events on mental health across the US utilizing large claims datasets. She also has an interest in evaluating the success of policies put in place to reduce the health impacts of climate change.

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  1. Nori-Sarma A, Sun S, Sun Y, Spangler KR, Oblath R, Galea S, Gradus JL, Wellenius GA. Association Between Ambient Heat and Risk of Emergency Department Visits for Mental Health Among US Adults, 2010 to 2019. JAMA Psychiatry. 2022 Apr 01; 79(4):341-349.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35195664; PMCID: PMC8867392; DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.4369;
  2. Nori-Sarma A, Spangler KR, Wang B, Cesare N, Dukes KA, Lane KJ. Impacts of the choice of distance measurement method on estimates of access to point-based resources. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2022 Feb 10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35145207
  3. Sun S, Weinberger KR, Nori-Sarma A, Spangler KR, Sun Y, Dominici F, Wellenius GA. Ambient heat and risks of emergency department visits among adults in the United States: time stratified case crossover study. BMJ. 2021 11 24; 375:e065653.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34819309
  4. Weinberger KR, Wu X, Sun S, Spangler KR, Nori-Sarma A, Schwartz J, Requia W, Sabath BM, Braun D, Zanobetti A, Dominici F, Wellenius GA. Heat warnings, mortality, and hospital admissions among older adults in the United States. Environ Int. 2021 12; 157:106834.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34461376
  5. Heo S, Nori-Sarma A, Kim S, Lee JT, Bell ML. Do persons with low socioeconomic status have less access to greenspace? Application of accessibility index to urban parks in Seoul, South Korea. Environmental Research Letters. 2021; (16). View Publication
  6. Valdez RB, Al-Hamdan MZ, Tabatabai M, Hood DB, Im W, Wilus D, Nori-Sarma A, Ramesh A, Donneyong MM, Langston MA, Mouton CP, Juárez PD. Association of Cardiovascular Disease and Long-Term Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) in the Southeastern United States. Atmosphere. 2021; 8(12):947. View Publication
  7. Nori-Sarma A, Thimmulappa R, Venkataraman GV, Warren JL , Berman JD, Whittaker SD, Kulick ER, Wellenius GA, Mahesh PA, Bell ML. NO2 exposure and lung function decline in a cohort of adults in Mysore, India. Environmental Research Communication. 2021; (3). View Publication
  8. Prabhakaran P, Jaganathan S, Walia GK, Wellenius GA, Mandal S, Kumar K, Kloog I, Lane K, Nori-Sarma A, Rosenqvist M, Dahlquist M, Reddy KS, Schwartz J, Prabhakaran D, Ljungman PLS. Building capacity for air pollution epidemiology in India. Environ Epidemiol. 2020 Oct; 4(5):e117.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33134770; PMCID: PMC7553192; DOI: 10.1097/EE9.0000000000000117;
  9. Nori-Sarma A, Thimmulappa RK, Venkataramana GV, Fauzie AK, Dey SK, Venkareddy LK, Berman JD, Lane KJ, Fong KC, Warren JL, Bell ML. Low-cost NO2 monitoring and predictions of urban exposure using universal kriging and land-use regression modelling in Mysore, India. Atmospheric Environment. 2020; 226. View Publication
  10. Heo S, Nori-Sarma A, Lee K, Benmarhnia T, Dominici F, Bell ML. The Use of a Quasi-Experimental Study on the Mortality Effect of a Heat Wave Warning System in Korea. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 06 25; 16(12). PMID: 31242672; PMCID: PMC6617315; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16122245;
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Extreme Heat Linked to Increase in Mental Health Emergency Care

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A Hotter Climate Could Trigger More Mental Health Crises

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The Weather Network 2/24/2022

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The Guardian 2/23/2022

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United Press International 2/23/2022

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WBUR 2/23/2022

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