Nina Brooks, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Global Health

PhD, Stanford University
MA, Stanford University
MPP, Duke University
BA, University of California, Berkeley

My research interests lie at the intersection of environment, health, and development economics. My current research examines the environmental and health consequences of brick manufacturing in Bangladesh, how extreme heat affects fertility in sub-Saharan Africa, and the impacts of abortion policies on women’s health and economic outcomes. My research employs a range of disciplinary approaches from economics, demography, data science, geography, and epidemiology.

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  1. Brooks N, Grace K, Kristiansen D, Shukla S, Brown ME. Investigating the relationship between growing season quality and childbearing goals. Glob Environ Change. 2023 May; 80:102677. PMID: 37250477; PMCID: PMC10209476; DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2023.102677;
  2. Lee J, Brooks NR, Tajwar F, Burke M, Ermon S, Lobell DB, Biswas D, Luby SP. Scalable deep learning to identify brick kilns and aid regulatory capacity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 Apr 27; 118(17). PMID: 33888583; PMCID: PMC8092470; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2018863118;
  3. Brooks N, Bendavid E, Miller G. USA aid policy and induced abortion in sub-Saharan Africa: an analysis of the Mexico City Policy. Lancet Glob Health. 2019 Aug; 7(8):e1046-e1053. PMID: 31257094; DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(19)30267-0;
  4. Pattanayak SK, Jeuland M, Lewis JJ, Usmani F, Brooks N, Bhojvaid V, Kar A, Lipinski L, Morrison L, Patange O, Ramanathan N, Rehman IH, Thadani R, Vora M, Ramanathan V. Experimental evidence on promotion of electric and improved biomass cookstoves. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Jul 02; 116(27):13282-13287. PMID: 31118284; PMCID: PMC6612920; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1808827116;
  5. M. Hino, E. Benami, N. Brooks. Machine learning for environmental monitoring. Nature Sustainability. 2018; (1):583–588. View Publication
  6. N. Brooks, V. Bhojvaid, M.A. Jeuland, J.J. Lewis, O. Patange, S.K. Pattanayak. How much do alternative cookstoves reduce biomass fuel use? Evidence from North India. Resource and Energy Economics. 2016; 43:153-171. View Publication
  7. Lewis JJ, Bhojvaid V, Brooks N, Das I, Jeuland MA, Patange O, Pattanayak SK. Piloting improved cookstoves in India. J Health Commun. 2015; 20 Suppl 1:28-42. PMID: 25839201; DOI: 10.1080/10810730.2014.994243;

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2020-2021 Stanford University: King Center for Global Development Graduate Student Fellowship,
2020 Stanford University: Stanford Earth Dean’s Fellow
2015-2018 Stanford University: David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellow (SGF)
2012-2014 Duke University: University Scholars Fellowship
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Environmental Health
Air Pollution
Climate Change
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