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Stacy Woods

Healthy environments support healthy people. And we all have a right to be healthy.

Stacy Woods
PhD'16, MPH

Stacy Woods

Stacy Woods received her PhD in Environmental Health Science. Prior to entering the doctoral program, she received a Master of Public Health and a Risk Sciences and Public Policy certificate from Johns Hopkins, and a Bachelor of Science in Entomology from the University of Florida. Wood's research focuses on the application of spatial statistics and geographic information systems (GIS) to risk science in environmental health. Her past projects have ranged from Lyme disease cluster identification in Howard County, Maryland, to analyzing the risks of sexually transmitted infections associated with drug market social networks in Baltimore City. Her dissertation research investigates ambient benzene pollution and the effect of national policies that reduce benzene content in gasoline, with a focus on spatial modeling of air pollution and human health risks.

Woods was selected as a 2015 Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellow with the National Academies of Science (NAS). During her tenure at NAS, she will work with the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology (BEST) on quantifying and managing risks to human health posed by environmental pollution.

Woods dedicates her work and research to the pursuit of environmental justice, the empowerment of people to make decisions that impact their environmental health and the equal access of all people to protections from environmental health hazards. She is immensely grateful to Eddie and Sylvia Brown, whose support has allowed her to pursue this cause through her doctoral studies.