Meredith Franklin

Associate Professor
Ontario Power Building, 700 University Ave., Room: 9087



School of the Environment

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Spatial Statistics
  • Time Series
  • Machine Learning
  • Epidemiology


Meredith Franklin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Statistical Sciences and holds a joint appointment with the School of the Environment. Before coming to the University of Toronto she was faculty at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles (2010-2021).
Trained in mathematics, statistics, and environmental health, her interdisciplinary research focuses on quantifying environmental exposures through spatiotemporal statistical and machine learning approaches to assess their impacts on health outcomes. She has been a leader in developing methods to use remote sensing data for exposure assessment for a variety of environmental factors including air pollution, wildfires, flaring from oil and gas, artificial light at night, and greenspace. She has also conducted several highly cited population-based epidemiological studies of the association between air pollution and health. She received a B.Sc. in Mathematics from McGill University and a Ph.D. from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.