miriam marlier

Miriam Marlier

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

The RAND Corporation
1776 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401


Dr. Miriam E. Marlier is an Assistant Professor of Global Environmental Change in the Environmental Health Sciences Department at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and faculty at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. She is an interdisciplinary environmental scientist with broad interests in examining interactions between environmental change and public health using remote sensing data and interdisciplinary modeling techniques. Some of her recent research projects include forecasting the influence of different conservation and development policies in Indonesia on fire emissions, air pollution, and regional public health outcomes, measuring the effect of agricultural waste burning on air quality in India, understanding the physical climate drivers of fire activity in the western U.S., and using remote sensing data to improve responses to natural disasters. Dr. Marlier previously worked as an Associate Physical Scientist at the RAND Corporation and as a postdoctoral research scientist with joint appointments in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia University and the Department of Geography at UCLA. She earned her Ph.D. in Earth & Environmental Sciences at Columbia University as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and her B.S. summa cum laude at UCLA in Atmospheric, Oceanic & Environmental Sciences.