Source: HMGU

Masna Rai
PhD Student

Phone: +49 89 3187-49827
Building/Room: 56/119

Group:  Environmental Risks


  • 10/2019 - Present: PhD Candidate at Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany
  • 10/2017 - 09/2019: Master of Science in Epidemiology (MSc.), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany
  • 02/2013 - 02/2017: Bachelor of Science in Microbiology (BSc.), Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal


  • 04/2018 - 06/2019: Scientific Assistant at the Chair of Epidemiology, Faculty of Sports and Health Science, Technical University Munich, Germany
  • 07/2018 - 03/2019: Intern at Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany
  • 02/2018 - 06/2018: Intern at Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Klinikum der LMU - The hospital of the University of Munich, Germany

Research Interests

My research interest includes issues of climate change and human health. Specifically, I am interested in both overall and cause-specific health effects resulting from climate change, and the specific adaptation measures as well as measures of climate change mitigation. Together with quantitative data analysis, I am equally interested in qualitative data collection and analysis, and scientific communication. Currently, I work on the project EXHAUSTION - "Exposure to heat and air pollution in Europe - cardiopulmonary impacts and benefits of mitigation and adaptation".