Nelsha AthaudaMPH

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Research Associate
Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies
BOC-3, Suite 272
(907) 786-6263


  • MPH (Environmental Health), Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health - Atlanta, Georgia (2022)
  • B.S. Public Health, University of Nevada Las Vegas, School of Public Health - Las Vegas, Nevada (2020)


Nelsha Athauda is a research professional in the Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, as a member of the Hahn Research Group. Nelsha received her MPH in Environmental Health from Emory University and her BSPH from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Before joining UAA, she was a research assistant at Emory University working on a NASA investigation on urban air pollution. Currently, her work focuses on climate change adaptation and air pollution exposure in Alaska. 

Research Interests

Air pollution, Climate change, Sustainability, Radiation


Career History/Work Experience

  • Teaching Assistant - Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, 2021-2022
  • Global Sustainability Fellow - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), 2021
  • Research Assistant - Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, 2020-2022
  • Management Assistant - Clark County Dept. of Environment and Sustainability, 2019-2020