Dr. José Siri is an epidemiologist focusing on systems-analytic research and global urban health, with the United Nations University’s International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia since February 2014. Dr. Siri has long been involved with the ICSU global interdisciplinary programme on “Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment – a Systems Analysis Approach”—a programme co-sponsored by UNU and the Interacademy Panel (IAP), and hosted at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute for Urban Environment in Xiamen, China. He previously conducted research at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria, encompassing such diverse thematic areas as the role of maternal education in childhood malaria risk, models of malaria and Helicobacter pylori transmission and analysis of the long-term evolution of air pollutants in response to European Union policy. Dr. Siri is a member of the Lancet Commission for Healthy Cities in China and the core group of the development team for the Future Earth Urban Knowledge Action Network. He earned his BS in Ecology and Systematics from Cornell University, and his MPH in International Health and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan.
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