Yang Xia

Dr. Yang Xia joined in Nature as a Senior Editor in July 2020 and used to be the senior editor at Nature Communications during 2017-2020. As the first social science editor at both journals,she has a BS in economics, a MS in sustainability, both from the University of Leeds, and a doctorate in ecological economics from the University of East Anglia, where her research focuses on quantitative assessment of the socioeconomic impacts of health outcomes resulting from disasters such as heat-waves and air pollution. She handles manuscripts on socio-economics, climate-related health risks, climate policy and sustainability.