Max Aung, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences


Health Equity Interests

Integrating data science approaches to investigate the human exposome and pursue environmental justice


Dr. Max Aung is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Environmental Health at the University of Southern California. Dr. Aung is an alumnus of the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice Fellowship as well as the RWJF Health Policy Research Scholars Fellowship. His research focuses on applying data science frameworks to understand potential mechanisms linking chemical mixtures to health across the life course and pursue environmental justice. He specifically integrates multiple hierarchies of exogenous and endogenous biomarkers, including biomonitored toxicant exposures, targeted bioactive lipids, and untargeted lipidomics and metabolomics. His current funded projects focus on integrating these biomarkers in diverse prospective cohorts to better understand mechanisms linking the human exposome to maternal health outcomes, child neurodevelopment, and cancer outcomes.

Research Interests

  • Immigrant Health
  • Maternal Health
  • Adolescents
  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Environmental Justice
  • neurological
  • Environmental Omics
  • pregnancy
  • infancy
  • adolescence
  • Data Sciences