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Ther Wint Aung

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Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Faculty of Science
Ther Wint Aung
Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Faculty of Science
411-2202 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Thesis: Health, Climate, and Livelihood Impacts from a Climate-Financed Stove Intervention in Rural India
Degrees: BA, College of William and Mary (2001), MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2007)
Supervisor: Michael Brauer
Committee Members:
  • Julian Marshall, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • Hisham Zerriffi, Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC

Awards & Scholarships

  • CIHR Training Grant in Population Intervention for Chronic Disease Prevention: A Pan-Canadian Program (Grant #: 53893), September 2013 - August 2015
  • International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Doctoral Research Award, July 2013 - 2014
  • CIHR Bridge Strategic Training Fellowship, September 2011 - February 2016
  • UBC International Partial Tuition Scholarship, 2011-2015
  • Robert Caton Scholarship, 2012
  • Johns Hopkins Graduate Fellowship, 2006
  • 3M Industrial Hygiene Scholarship, 2006
  • Charles Center International Scholarship, College of William and Mary, 2000

Internship Positions

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Bridge Intern, Yangon, Myanmar (2015)
  • Johns Hopkins Industrial Hygiene Laboratory, Student Intern, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (2006)
  • CARE International, Rural Livelihoods and Health Intern, Rakhine, Myanmar (2005)

Work Experience

Position TitleOrganizationLocation TasksDate
Student Research Assistant World Health Organization/ UBCVancouver, CanadaResearched and co-authored a chapter with thesis supervisor on global household fuel use for the WHO Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for Household Fuel Combustion2012
Environmental Analyst/ Project Manager International Environmental Management, Co. Ltd.Thailand, Cambodia, MyanmarManaged environmental and health impact assessments of energy development projects in accordance with the Equator Principles and the World Bank safeguard policies and guidelines. Designed air, water, soil sampling plans, mitigation and monitoring measures, and environmental management plans.2008-2011
Research Associate (Part-time)Maryland Pesticide NetworkBaltimore, MarylandResearched peer-reviewed epidemiological studies on pesticides and health effects for MPN’s Annual Journal distributed to healthcare providers. Led outreach efforts and focus group discussions with low-income Hispanic workers in DC-Maryland area on occupational pesticide exposures and prevention measures; developed a bilingual resource guide distributed widely at work centers2005-2007
Air Sampling TechnicianJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, MarylandConducted air sampling for US Environmental Protection Agency funded Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) - Air Pollution Study to investigate effect of air pollution on cardiovascular disease. Co-managed MESA air laboratory; field set up for indoor, outdoor and personal sampling for air pollutants: ozone, particulate matter, black carbon, nitrous oxides, and sulfur dioxide; and administered questionnaires to study participants.2007
Program Officer/ Administrative AssistantInternational Labor Rights FundWashington, DC

Researched labor laws and practices in Africa and Asia; and prepared memos, research reports and news articles for the organization newsletter. Managed child labor projects and database of over 1,500 members; submitted financial reports and deliverables to donors; prepared check requests; ordered office supplies and equipment. 

2001-2005

 

 

Publications

Aung T. Evidence Review: Indoor Air and Effective Interventions. National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH). Forthcoming 2015.

Kim S, Aung T, Berkeley E, Diette GB, and Breysse PN. “Measurement of Nicotine in Household Dust.” Environmental Research, Volume 108, Issue 3, November 2008: 289-293.

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