Cecilia Sierra Heredia

Lecturer

Health Sciences

Cecilia Sierra Heredia

Lecturer

Health Sciences

Education

  • M.Sc., Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University.
  • M.A., Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology, University of British Columbia.
  • B.A. Psychology, National University in Mexico (UNAM)

Biography

Cecilia is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU), where she has taught courses in Research Methodology and Environmental Health.

Her research investigates why children develop allergies and asthma, linking our attitudes towards climate change and aero-allergens to respiratory illness in childhood. Her work highlights the need to adjust our public health policies to face the imminent respiratory health challenges awaiting us in the face of climate change.

She joined FHS in 2015 as a student and in 2019 as a lecturer.

Publications

Sierra-Heredia, C., Brubacher, J. & Takaro, T. (August 19, 2019). Still sneezing? Climate change may prolong allergy season. The Conversation Canada. Retrieved from: https://theconversation.com/still-sneezing-climate-change-may-prolong-allergy-season-121681

Sierra-Heredia, C., North, M., Brook, J., Daly, C., Ellis, A., Henderson, D., … Takaro, T. (2018). Aeroallergens in Canada: Distribution, Public Health Impacts, and Opportunities for Prevention. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(8). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15081577

Sierra-Heredia, C. (July 8, 2018). How to protect your children from wildfire smoke. The Conversation Canada. Retrieved from: https://theconversation.com/how-to-protect-your-children-from-wildfire-smoke-99434