El'gin Avila

Environmental Health Sciences
Research Interests

Exposure Science/Industrial Hygiene; Health Equity; Environmental Justice; Air Pollution; Climate Change; Environmental Policy; Program Planning & Evaluation; Social Determinants of Health; Employment and Job Quality

El’gin is a Ph.D. student in the Environmental Health Science division housed within the School of Public Health. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, his experiences have shaped his approach to public health. His research interests in health disparities in environmental and occupational health stem from his experiences and knowledge of environmental and social injustices throughout history. 
He immerses himself in work focusing on vulnerable populations engaging in precarious work. Currently, he is working with faculty to develop a study on gig economy workers (i.e. delivery and transportations services) and their safety perceptions of their work.  

El'gin is an active member of several organizations such as APHA, AIHA, ASSP, and MNsure as a policy associate, committee member, reviewer, and board member.