Dr. Penn specializes in exposure, risk, and benefits assessment for environmental health applications. Her areas of expertise include local and regional exposure assessment, international air quality management planning, human health risk and health benefits assessment, air quality monitoring and modeling analysis, regulatory benefits analysis of existing or proposed rules, and biostatistics.
Her recent work includes quantifying the benefits of improved air quality policies in international megacities and creating advanced training materials and curricula for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Benefits Mapping and Analysis Program (BenMAP-CE).
Dr. Penn holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the Mellon College of Science at Carnegie Mellon University; an M.S. in Exposure Science from the School of Public Health at University of Washington; and a Ph.D. in Environmental Health from the School of Public Health at Boston University.