Dr. Amir Baniassadi is a T32 Research Fellow with appointments at Harvard Medical School and Marcus Institute for Aging Research. He works on areas related to environmental health, including smart and efficient buildings that promote health and wellbeing in older adults. Currently, he is researching the associations between ambient conditions and physiologically meaningful health outcomes in older adults.
Before joining Marcus Institute, Baniassadi was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he researched climate adaptation and mitigation in buildings and cities while focusing on heat exposure among vulnerable populations. He received his Ph.D. in Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering from Arizona State University in 2019, and has M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from KNT University of Technology and University of Tehran.