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Marie Lynn Miranda

Marie Lynn Miranda, Ph.D.

Marie Lynn Miranda is an accomplished and recognized data science scholar and communicator with more than 145 peer-reviewed publications focused on the nexus of health, education, equity and the environment. Dr. Miranda specializes in spatial analytic approaches, especially targeted at understanding how the environment and resource allocation shapes health and well-being among children. She is a professor of applied and computational mathematics and statistics at the University of Notre Dame and an adjunct professor of pediatrics at Duke University and Indiana University. Prior to these roles, Miranda served as provost at the University of Notre Dame and Rice University, leading both institutions through significant strategic evolutions and diversity initiatives, and she was dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Miranda founded and continues to lead the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI), a research, education and outreach program committed to fostering environments where all people can prosper. CEHI maximizes the use of research, stakeholder engagement and advocacy to effect environmental policy change, and in 2008, the organization received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Justice Achievement Award for these efforts.

Dr. Miranda is a Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of Duke University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and economics and was named a Truman Scholar. She has a Ph.D. and a Master of Arts from Harvard University, where she held a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of Sigma Xi.

In addition to serving on the board of the Doris Duke Foundation, Dr. Miranda sits on the board of the Environmental Defense Fund.