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Environmental Health and Engineering

Board Members

Executive Board

President: Pam Dopart

Pam is a 4th year PhD student in Environmental Health Engineering, working with Dr. Peter Lees, research focuses on analytical approaches of reducing exposure misclassification through improved exposure estimation techniques.

President-Elect: Ben Davis

Ben is a 2nd year PhD student in Environmental Health Engineering, working with Dr. Frank Curriero. He is currently interested in Oyster Aquaculture in the Chesapeake Bay, and how an increase in aquaculture production could affect food safety through microbial water contaminants. He does enjoy hiking and traveling as often as possible, and hopes he can help make the EHS department a fun place to get a PhD!

Secretary: Stacy Woods

Stacy is a 3rd year PhD student in Environmental Health Engineering, working with Dr. Frank Curriero. Her research focuses on the application of spatial statistics and geographic information systems to environmental research.Stacy’s past projects have ranged from Lyme disease cluster identification in Howard County, Maryland, to investigating the association of sexually transmitted infections with the social networks created by illicit drug markets in Baltimore City. Her current research interests include air pollution modeling and environmental justice in Baltimore City.

Treasurer: Katie Kuhns

Katie is a 3rd year PhD student in Molecular and Translational Toxicology working with Dr. Joseph Bressler at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Neurology. Her research studies direct reprogramming models of fibroblasts to neural progenitor cells to examine the effects of environmental toxicants on neural cell differentiation and epigenetic modifications. Katie is also president-elect for the JHSPH Student Assembly.

Board of Representatives  

Student/Faculty Representative: Joan Casey

Joan is a 5th year PhD student in Occupational & Environmental Health working with Dr. Brian Schwartz. Her research uses spatial statistics and electronic health records to study the relationship between antibiotic-resistant infections and high-density livestock production.

Student Assembly Representative: Katelyn Stafford

Katelyn is a 3rd year PhD student in Molecular & Translational Toxicology working with Dr. DeLisa Fairweather. Her research focuses on sex difference is the effect of steroid hormones and endocrine disruptors on the autoimmune heart disease myocarditis focusing on Vitamin D and Bisphenol A.

DrPH Representative: Erika Douglass, MPH 

Erika is a 2nd Year DrPH student working with Dr. DeLisa Fairweather. Her research examines environmental, epidemiological, and policy aspects of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. She received a MPH and the Risk Assessment Certificate from JHSPH in 2011 and completed the Association of Schools of Public Health Fellowship at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in human health risk assessment.

MHS/MSPH Representative: To Be Determined.