José Guillermo (Memo) Cedeño Laurent

Affiliated Research Scientist, SHINE
Assistant Professor, Environmental and Population Health Bisociences, Rutgers University

Dr. José Guillermo (Memo) Cedeño Laurent is an environmental health researcher studying the effects of climate change on the indoor environments and their subsequent impacts on health, productivity, and well-being. Dr. Cedeño’s scientific and professional goal is to contribute to the creation of data-driven solutions in the built environment that helps us address climate change and social environmental injustice. He concentrates on two approaches: 1) continuous innovation of the exposure assessment methods that complement cutting-edge epidemiological questions and 2) pursuit of intervention-based studies that inform climate mitigation and adaptation strategies. Dr. Cedeño Laurent received his ScD in Environmental Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to that, he received a master’s degree in energy engineering by Aachen University in Germany, and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering by Monterrey Tech in Mexico. For the past 5 years, he has worked in the field of healthy buildings, focusing primarily on climate change and health in the built environment as associate director of the Healthy Buildings Program at Harvard.