Imperial College London

Dr Robbie M. Parks

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Honorary Research Associate



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709Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University, New York:

I am an environmental epidemiologist who has diverse experience in large-scale multi-disciplinary quantitative research focused on climate-related exposures, public health and equity. I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and an NIH NIEHS K99/R00 Fellow. I am also the Lead Instructor of the Columbia University SHARP Course Bayesian Modeling for Environmental Health. I was a Columbia University Earth Institute/Climate School Post-doctoral Fellow from 2019 to 2022 with Prof. Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou, completed my PhD at the School of Public Health at Imperial College London with Profs. Majid Ezzati and Ralf Toumi in 2019, and graduated with a BA/MA (Oxon) in Physics from the Keble College, University of Oxford. I am proudly both a first-gen academic and an Agents of Change in Environmental Justice Fellow.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Parks RM, Benavides J, Anderson GB, et al., 2022, Association of Tropical Cyclones With County-Level Mortality in the US, JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol:327, ISSN:0098-7484, Pages:946-955

Parks RM, Anderson GB, Nethery RC, et al., 2021, Tropical cyclone exposure is associated with increased hospitalization rates in older adults, Nature Communications, Vol:12, ISSN:2041-1723, Pages:1-12

Kontis V, Bennett JE, Rashid T, et al., 2020, Magnitude, demographics and dynamics of the effect of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on all-cause mortality in 21 industrialized countries, Nature Medicine, Vol:26, ISSN:1078-8956, Pages:1919-1928

Parks RM, Bennett JE, Tamura-Wicks H, et al., 2020, Anomalously warm temperatures are associated with increased injury deaths, Nature Medicine, Vol:26, ISSN:1078-8956, Pages:65-70

Bennett J, Tamura-Wicks H, Parks R, et al., 2019, Particulate matter air pollution and national and county life expectancy loss in the USA: a spatiotemporal analysis, PLOS Medicine, Vol:16, ISSN:1549-1277

Parks RM, Bennett J, Foreman K, et al., 2018, National and regional seasonal dynamics of all-cause and cause-specific mortality in the USA from 1980 to 2016, Elife, Vol:7, ISSN:2050-084X


Parks R, Mclaren M, Toumi R, et al., 2019, Experiences and lessons in managing water from Cape Town

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