Daniel is currently pursuing his PhD, having started in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University in the Fall of 2014. He received a BA in Environmental Studies from Ithaca College in 2008 and an MPH from New York Medical College in 2011. Broadly, his research is focused on understanding the relationship of household energy, air pollution, and public health, both internationally and domestically. His international work focuses on household air pollution (HAP) in Ghana, specifically on microbial carriage in response to HAP and the socio-ecological factors informing clean cookstove adoption and sustained use. In New York City he studies municipal policies to decrease air pollution, specifically from residential fuel oils. He is currently a member of the New York State Minority Health Council, a student member of the New York Academy of Medicine, and a Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program. Ultimately, his research goals are to inform policy and practice that reduce air pollution exposures, specifically for those most vulnerable.