Best laksa to date. Comes with a slipper lobster! (at Hong Lim Complex Market & Food Centre 芳林巴刹与熟食中心)

Best laksa to date. Comes with a slipper lobster! (at Hong Lim Complex Market & Food Centre 芳林巴刹与熟食中心)

Anthony Bourdain approved Hainanese chicken rice. Stood in line for 25 min… Definitely worth it! (at Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice | 天天海南鸡饭)

Anthony Bourdain approved Hainanese chicken rice. Stood in line for 25 min… Definitely worth it! (at Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice | 天天海南鸡饭)

What does #chinatown mean in a country that is 75% ethnically Chinese? Some may argue it’s simply a tourist designation, but there are historical conservation aspects to keeping the area known as Chinatown as well. What’s interesting is the friction between Singaporeans who often refer to ‘our Chinese’ and a new wave of mainland Chinese immigrants who have also started to settle here. (at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum (新加坡佛牙寺龙华院))

What does #chinatown mean in a country that is 75% ethnically Chinese? Some may argue it’s simply a tourist designation, but there are historical conservation aspects to keeping the area known as Chinatown as well. What’s interesting is the friction between Singaporeans who often refer to ‘our Chinese’ and a new wave of mainland Chinese immigrants who have also started to settle here. (at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum (新加坡佛牙寺龙华院))

Thank you thank you everyone for the birthday wishes!!! I had a great birthday with a scrumptious red wine cake made by @Susanne Stahl! Thanks to everyone for making it so special! (at Cast Iron Soul Food)

Thank you thank you everyone for the birthday wishes!!! I had a great birthday with a scrumptious red wine cake made by @Susanne Stahl! Thanks to everyone for making it so special! (at Cast Iron Soul Food)

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Here’s a high-five.

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Here’s a high-five.

Hot off the presses! Get the print edition of this week’s Economist for a story on #China’s performance on the #2014EPI. Vladimir Putin ice skating is on the cover.

Hot off the presses! Get the print edition of this week’s Economist for a story on #China’s performance on the #2014EPI. Vladimir Putin ice skating is on the cover.

Roger Peng, an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, recently spoke at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies about his research estimating the health benefits of reducing particulate matter air pollution. He discussed common study designs for understanding environmental pollution health impacts as well as the ways reducing air pollution may improve human health.

I sat down for a brief chat with Dr. Peng on air quality indicators for human health and their policy relevance. Our interview is available here. On another note – Dr. Peng co-authors the Simply Statistics blog – a really excellent resource for those interested in data and statistics!

Souk Waqif, Doha.

Souk Waqif, Doha.

The @YaleFES booth at #cop18! Stop by if you’re in Doha. Booth 171.

The @YaleFES booth at #cop18! Stop by if you’re in Doha. Booth 171.

The most bizarre attraction at Citadel Mall in Charleston - a hurricane simulator machine. Relive Hurricane Sandy for only $2!

The most bizarre attraction at Citadel Mall in Charleston - a hurricane simulator machine. Relive Hurricane Sandy for only $2!