Chris Lim, PhD

Cancer Prevention and Control Program


Dr. Lim’s research examines how the environment impacts human health applying epidemiologic, statistical, and data science methods. Specifically, he is interested in the health effects of air pollution and climate change, and whether there are disparities in the exposures and associated health outcomes. He also explores the potential application of low-cost sensor technologies for personal-level exposure assessment, urban air pollution modeling, and community-based environmental justice projects. Lim currently leads a study examining the health and academic impact of green playground renovations in New York City public schools, and another study that will look at the impact of air pollution on pediatric asthma in Tucson schools. He completed his postdoctoral training at the Yale School of the Environment and obtained his PhD from NYU School of Medicine.

Cancer Focus

I'm an environmental epidemiologist with an interest in studying the link between environmental exposures and health outcomes, including cancer. Currently, I'm interested in air pollution, greenspaces, and the built environment exposures in relation to cancer incidence and survival.