Francesca is new to the field of climate and health, and is interested in how climate change differentially impacts vulnerable populations. After graduating with her MPH with a concentration in Environmental Health from Emory University in 2018, Francesca came to the Colorado School of Public Health to work as a Professional Research Assistant. She has worked on studies looking at the impact of different weather factors on chronic kidney disease prevalence within the United States, and on the effect of drought on levels of heavy metals in drinking water. She hopes to study more about effective public health mitigation and adaption strategies for preventing adverse health outcomes as a result of climate change. She is also interested in how scientists can better inform the development of climate change-related public policy.