Tony Reames

Assistant Professor On temporary leave of absence as he serves as a Senior Advisor to the Department of Energy’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity. Urban Energy Justice Lab School for Environment and Sustainability University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI treames@umich.edu www.thegreenscholar.com Fellowship Topic: Exploring Associations between Temperature Exposure, Housing Quality, and Health During the Winter in Energy Poor Households. Tony G. Reames is an assistant professor in the School…

Valerie Newsome Garcia

Former Assistant Professor Department of Medical Education Morehouse School of Medicine Atlanta, GA Fellowship Project: Community Health Analysis in Gentrifying Environments Dr. Valerie Newsome Garcia is former Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Education (Graduate Education in Public Health) at Morehouse School of Medicine. Her research focuses on addressing the social, environmental, and structural determinants of health in underserved communities. She employs the PEN-3 cultural model to identify not…

Lara Cushing

Assistant Professor Department of Environmental Health Science, University of California, Los Angeles Fellowship Project: From the city to the cell: neighborhood determinants of adverse birth outcomes Lara Cushing has expertise in environmental health disparities, spatial data analysis, climate change, and epidemiology. Lara’s research focuses on social inequalities in exposure to environmental hazards, and race and class determinants of environmental health disparities. Her work has investigated questions of environmental justice in…

JPB Fellows in the 31st Annual Conference of the ISEE 2019

The 31st annual conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE 2019) took place in the historic city of Utrecht, the Netherlands. The meeting theme was ‘”On Airs, Waters, Places”’ in recognition of what was probably the first surviving text on environmental health, written by Hippocrates of Kos some 400 years B.C.E. Find below what some JPB Fellows presented: Acetylcholinesterase inhibition and symptoms of depression and anxiety among adolescents near agriculture…

There is no Green Book for Walking

Why do African-Americans still need to cautiously navigate as pedestrians? by JPB Fellow Jennifer Roberts. Late last year, the movie “Green Book,” starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen was released. This true story, which received three Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Ali, was about Tony Lip (Mortensen), an Italian-American bouncer in the early 1960s, being hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), an African-American jazz pianist,…

Viniece Jennings

Assistant Professor  Agnes Scott College viniece.jennings@gmail.com Viniece Jennings is an Assistant Professor at Agnes Scott College where she focuses on the intersection between green space, health, and social justice. Viniece was also an expert featured in Atlanta Magazine, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and Live Happy Magazine for her contributions to research on city parks and well-being. Prior to her role at the USDA, she interned at the White House Council on…

Meet JPB Fellow Marccus Hendricks

Hendricks, an assistant professor in the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation’s Urban Studies and Planning Program, will receive up to $240,000 over three years as he plans to explore how toxic flood waters and damaged infrastructure resulting from natural disasters beget public health crises. In addition, Hendricks’ research will investigate how “citizen scientists” can play a part in monitoring and inspecting infrastructure systems in order to…

Jennifer Roberts

Associate Professor Director, Public Health Outcomes & Effects of the Built Environment Lab Dept of Kinesiology University of Maryland School of Public Health College Park, MD jenrob@umd.edu Fellowship Project: Gauging Effects of Neighborhood Trends and Sickness (GENTS) Study: Examining the Perception of Transit-Induced Gentrification in Prince George’s County Jennifer D. Roberts is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. She is also the…

Kirk Jalbert

Assistant Professor School for the Future of Innovation in Society School of Computing, Informatics, & Decision Systems Engineering Arizona State University Tempe, AZ kirk.jalbert@asu.edu Fellowship Project: Assessing Capacity for Deployments of Data and Technology in Public Engagements with Oil and Gas Pipeline Projects Kirk Jalbert is an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society with a joint appointment in the School…

Greg Bratman

Assistant Professor Environmental & Forest Sciences College of the Environment University of Washington Seattle, WA bratman@uw.edu Fellowship Project: Nature exposure, mental health, and equity: a multi-method approach Gregory Bratman is the Doug Walker Endowed Assistant Professor of Nature, Health, and Recreation in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington, where he also works with EarthLab’s Nature for Health – a group of collaborators that work…