Kelvin Fong

Assistant Professor and Elizabeth May Chair in Sustainability and Environmental Health

Mailing Address: 
Dalhousie University
1459 Oxford Street
PO BOX 15000
Halifax NS B3H 4R2
Office :
Life Sciences Centre
3rd floor, Ocean/ES Wing



ScD, Harvard University, 2018
MSc, ETH Zurich, 2012
HBSc, University of Toronto, 2010


ENVS 3400: The Environment and Human Health
ENVS 4100: Environmental Science Capstone


Our surroundings and environmental exposures have significant impacts on our health. I evaluate and forecast the population health effects of air pollution, nature/greenspace exposure, heat stress, climate change, among other environmental conditions. My interdisciplinary research program integrates environmental science and public health, applying methods from exposure assessment, geographic information science (GIS), remote sensing, epidemiology, statistics, and data science. By elucidating the interconnections between our environment and health, my research informs policy towards healthful sustainable development while addressing environmental justice and health disparities.

A selection of current research questions includes:

  • To what extent do environmental disparities exist locally in our communities, nationally, and around the world?
  • How much does air pollution affect public health compared to other determinants of health?
  • What health effects can we anticipate from climate anomalies?

Interested students are encouraged to email me for project opportunities.