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Jamal Lewis

Jamal Lewis

Environmental Health and Policy Fellow

(443) 842-6346

Jamal Lewis has completed a two-year fellowship with GHHI and has recently transitioned into a full-time position as a Policy and Technical Assistance Specialist.  Jamal strives to improve individuals’ health by understanding and educating communities on the relationship between housing conditions, such as energy insecurity and environmental exposures, and health outcomes.  As an active participant of both the Network for Energy, Water, and Health in Affordable Buildings (NEWHAB) and Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA) coalitions, where the goal is to increase the accessibility of clean and efficient energy resources for the low-income population, Jamal works to ensure that resident health is a key component of energy program design and implementation.  He has co-authored De-weathering through Weatherization: A Conceptual Application of the Weathering Hypothesis to the Household Energy and Stress Nexus, a selective literature review on the long-term health effects of energy insecurity that was accepted to the 2018 ACEEE Summer Study on Buildings, and the 2017 publication Achieving Health and Social Equity through Housing: Understanding the Impact of Non-Energy Benefits in the United States.  He was recently named one of the 2018 Linda Latham Scholars by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy for showing promise in the energy efficiency field.  Jamal has also conducted extensive research on the potential for healthy homes interventions to prevent in-home falls among older adults, both improving resident health and reducing the related healthcare costs. Jamal is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of vulnerable populations through fostering a healthier environment. Jamal graduated from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences in May of 2018 with a certificate in Molecular Epidemiology and was recognized as one of the university’s top graduates in this year’s graduating class.

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