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Supporting the transition to electric-drive, alternative-fuel, and autonomous vehicles through innovative research and decision support.
Developing strategies to spur renewable energy and energy efficiency in California.
Supporting the creation and implementation of state and local policies, investments and plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while providing local benefits.
Enhancing the role of information and communications technologies in the 21st century.
Advancing policy, economic, and technological solutions that support sustainable water systems and water use behavior in California.
Supporting urban greening efforts―in public parks, streets and beyond―to restore natural processes and habitats while connecting neighborhoods to each other and their environment.

Tamanna Rahman

Tamanna RahmanGraduate Student Researcher

Tamanna Rahman is researching issues related to climate change impacts on vulnerable populations in California, especially communities in Los Angeles. Her work with the Luskin Center is related to the research she will be conducting for her dissertation. She is currently pursuing her DrPH at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. Prior to returning to academia, Tamanna was the Air Quality Advocacy Coordinator for the American Lung Association in California (Los Angeles) where she was involved in advocacy efforts related to SB 375 implementation and engaging health organizations in the process. Tamanna also has experience in health impact assessments, conducting air monitoring studies, and providing technical assistance to environmental justice groups. She has a BA in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley (May 2007), and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles (June 2009). Tamanna has collaborated with the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation since Fall 2012.