Center for Human Health Risks
Center of Excellence in Oceans and Human Health
NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Hollings Marine Laboratory
331 Fort Johnson Rd.
Charleston, SC 29412
Ph.D., 2008, East Carolina University
Research emphasis: Interdisciplinary considerations of the linkages between coastal environmental health and ecosystem services and human health and human wellbeing. Community environmental decision-making, roles of local government, science experts and environmental action groups, including group and individual knowledge, attitudes and beliefs. Skills in research and education program development, needs assessment and evaluation.
Current and planned research projects:
- coastal quality of place, how does environmental health contribute to human health and well-being?
- identify, characterize and value coastal ecosystem services in the Carolinas
- social science component of environmental epidemiology