Dr. Gabriel Filippelli specializes in climate change science and environmental geochemistry, and is a Professor of Earth Sciences at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Much of his work has focused on geochemical records of climate and climate change extracted from oceans and lakes, and he has studied heavy metal distributions and geochemistry in wetland, soil, and riparian environments. He is the author of over 70 publications, many of them in the field of climate change and human health and the environment. He is the Director of the Center for Urban Health at IUPUI. Gabe earned a B.S. in Geology from U.C. Davis, spent two years afterwards on a small island in the Pacific (Onotoa) as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, received his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from U.C. Santa Cruz, and came to IUPUI in 1994. In his free time enjoys travelling with his wife and children and bike commuting to work if the weather behaves.