Miriam Elizabeth Marlier

Associate Physical Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


PhD in earth and environmental sciences, Columbia University; BS in atmospheric, oceanic, and environmental sciences, UCLA

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Miriam Marlier is an associate physical scientist at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her research interests include using remote sensing data and quantitative modeling techniques to understand interactions between environmental change, natural resources, and public health. 

Some of her recent projects include modeling the impact of fire emissions on air quality, producing a global survey of surface freshwater resources with remote sensing data, and estimating physical climate drivers of fire activity. Marlier earned her Ph.D. in earth and environmental sciences from Columbia University and did postdoctoral research at Columbia University and UCLA. She is also an adjunct assistant professor at UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.

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