Miranda Dally, MS is a research instructor and DrPH candidate at the Colorado School of Public Health’s Center for Health, Work & Environment and Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Growing up in the agricultural communities in Northern California, she has seen firsthand the effect climate change has on workers and their communities. As a co-founder of the Climate, Work & Health Initiative she is dedicated to keeping workers and their families safe, healthy, and productive by preventing and reducing health impacts from the changing climate. Her research examines the ways that changing occupational hazards due to climate change affect agricultural worker health and wellbeing, specifically how increases in occupational heat exposure lead to injury, illness, and impact the ability to work. She takes this research into practice by working closely with employees and their employers on ways to protect and sustain the health of workers who are responsible for the global food supply.
Areas of Expertise
- Climate Change
- Heat Exposure
- Occupational Injury
- Occupational Illness
- Total Worker Health
Education, Licensure & Certifications
- MS Biostatistics, University of Colorado, 2015
- BA Statistics, University of California, Berekely, 2009
- EHOH 6628 Health Protection/Promotion in the Workplace
Publications and Presentations
- Dally M, Krisher L, Macaluso F, James KA, Newman LS. Workers and Climate Change: The Need for Academic–Industry Partnerships to Improve Agricultural Worker Health, Safety, and Wellbeing. Sustainability. 2022; 14(11):6717.
- Dally M, Macaluso F, James KA, Newman LS, Sorensen CJ. Addressing Climate Change in the Workplace. Workplace Health Saf. 2022;70(7):340
- Dally M, Sorensen CJ, Butler-Dawson J, et al. Sugarcane Workweek Study: Mechanisms Underlying Daily Changes in Creatinine. Kidney Int Rep. 2021;6(12):3083-3086.
- Dally M, Butler-Dawson J, Sorensen CJ, Van Dyke M, James KA, Krisher K, Jaramillo J, Newman LS. Wet bulb globe temperature and occupational injury rates among sugarcane cutters in Southwest Guatemala. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(21).
- Dally M, Butler-Dawson J, Krisher L, Monaghan A, Weitzenkamp D, Sorensen C, et al. The impact of heat and impaired kidney function on productivity of Guatemalan sugarcane workers. PLoS One. 2018;13(10):e0205181. Epub 2018/10/05. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0205181. PubMed PMID: 30289894.