I’m a research scientist at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment.

I’m interested in environmental monitoring, public health, and public policy. My current research studies soil carbon and I previously worked on water quality and childhood lead poisoning. My methodological interests include Bayesian multilevel and spatiotemporal modeling, causal inference, and experimental design.

I was previously at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy and Center for Data Science and Public Policy. Before that, I studied mathematics at Northwestern where my dissertation was in the field of geometric analysis.

About - Eric Potash