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Sustainability-related Research Inventory, Emory University, 1-11
Department/School: Name: Title/Description of Research: Faculty Collaborators:
EC: Anthropology Carla Freeman Neo-liberalism & Respectability: Gender, Entrepreneurship and the Making of a Caribbean Middle Class  
EC: Anthropology Carla Freeman Environmental Concerns: How Does "Living Green" at College Matter?  
EC: Anthropology Peggy Barlett Sustainability narratives: Interviews with faculty and administrative leaders of sustainability in higher education and surveys of faculty development projects around sustainability and curriculum.  
EC: Anthropology Peter Little Climate Variability, Pastoralism, and Commodity Chains in Semi-Arid and Arid Areas of Ethiopia and Kenya: This one-year project addresses interactions between climate variability, pastoralism, and livestock, marketing from production to final sale. Peter Little, PI; Uriel Kitron, Carla Roncoli
EC: Art History Bonna Wescoat Site Management of the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Samnothrace: In conjunction with the 19th Ephoreia of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Komotini, we have engaged in a multi-year project to halt environmental degradation of the site. Michael Page, Vicki Hertzberg
EC: Biology Arri Eisen History and Biology of Addiction and Depression  
EC: Biology Chris Beck Biocontrol on an invasive pond weed (Hydrilla verticillata): Examining whether the competitive outcomes between Hydrilla and a native pond plant are mediated by a fungal pathogen known to infect Hydrilla.  
EC: Biology Les Real Multiple projects on the ecology of natural biological systems and the ecology and evolution of diseases  
EC: Biology Pat Marsteller Reform in science education at K12 and undergraduate levels to foster equity; case studies that address science issues in the context of under-represented groups.  
EC: Chemistry Brian Dyer EBREC (Emory Bio-inspired Renewal Energy Research Center)  
EC: Chemistry Craig Hill EBREC (Emory Bio-inspired Renewal Energy Research Center)  
EC: Chemistry David Lynn EBREC (Emory Bio-inspired Renewal Energy Research Center)  
EC: Chemistry David Lynn Center for Chemical Evolution: Analysis of the chemical ecology that provided the first sustainable example of evolution David Lynn and other institutions
EC: Chemistry David Lynn Supramolecular Assemblies: A Department of Energy-funded project that has created self-healing structures able to capture and transfer light energy David Lynn and Vince Conticello
EC: Chemistry Huw Davies New chiral catalysts for stereoselective synthesis  
EC: Economics David Frisvold Expanding Exposure: Can Increasing the Daily Duration of Head Start Reduce Childhood Obesity?  
EC: Economics David Frisvold Nutrition and Cognitive Achievement: An Evaluation of the School Breakfast Program: Impact of eating breakfast through the School Breakfast Program (SBP) on cognitive achievement.  
EC: Economics Len Carlson Multiple projects including 1) The economic history of American Indians (as well as other native peoples) and the federal government.  2) Work on the economic history of wellbeing of Indians as measured by anthropometric (height) data.  3) Economic history of the southeastern US, including environmental history.  
EC: Economics Tanya Molodtsova Real-Time Energy Substitution in the U.S. Henry Thompson
EC: Economics Tilman Klumpp Discrimination and Perceived Discrimination: Examines various aspects of discrimination in labor markets, e.g. based on race, gender, or ethnicity; link between labor market outcomes and the criminal justice system. Xuejuan Su, Tilman Klumpp, Phil Curry (Simon Fraser University and University of Waterloo)
EC: English Walter Kalaidjian Considerations of environmental sustainability, disability narratives, and animal philosophy in the literary representations of contemporary fiction, poetry, and film.  
EC: Environmental Studies Berry Brosi Managing Varroa Virulence In Honey Bees: Transmission, Virulence, and Gene Expression: Addressing sustainability of agricultural pollination by investigating drivers of honey bee decline. Jacobus de Roode
EC: Environmental Studies Berry Brosi Pollinator Diversity and Foraging Specialization: Addresses sustainability of plant pollination (and thus reproduction) by examining the impacts of pollinator species losses--which are ongoing around the world--on plant reproductive fitness.  
EC: Environmental Studies Berry Brosi Functional pollination networks and the maintenance of species and genetic diversity: Addresses sustainability of pollination (and thus reproduction) of wild plant populations by investigating the effects of environmental change on plant-pollinator networks.  
EC: Environmental Studies Tom Gillespie Multiple projects relating to environmental health.  
EC: Environmental Studies Tracy Yandle Ongoing research on the role of property rights in New Zealand fisheries management; Researching and writing a popular press book on small-scale commercial fishing in the United States.  
EC: Environmental Studies Uriel Kitron Chagas disease in Argentina  
EC: Environmental Studies Uriel Kitron Polyparasitism in coastal Kenya  
EC: French & Italian Valerie Loichot Research dealing with issues of environmental concerns and ecological health in the Caribbean (through exploring issues of tourism, deforestation, and interconnectedness between race, slavery and post-slavery memory, and landscape).  
EC: French & Italian Judy Raggi Moore Piedmont Project: Integrating the medical/social aspects and implications of the Mediterranean Diet into the Italian Studies Summer Program and in particular the course: medicine and compassion Ruth Parker
EC: German Studies Caroline Schaumann Mountains in German Imagination: Essays by scholars from both Europe and North America examine the lure and role of mountains in German literature, philosophy, film, music, and culture from the Middle Ages to the present. Sean Ireton, University of Missouri
EC: History Mary Odem Health and Welfare of Maya & Latina Immigrant Families  
EC: History Mary Odem Latino Immigrants and the Transformation of the U.S. South  
EC: History Matthew Payne Soviet Steppe: Genocide and Modernity in Kazakhstan, 1916-1941  
EC: ILA Kevin Corrigan Several projects related to disability discrimination, citizenship in a broader key, environmental concerns-- environmental stewardship or social equity, and social well-being, and ecological health.  
EC: ILA Peter Wakefield Presented paper on concept of place as it relates to sustainability and pedagogy at the Association for Integrative Studies' 2010 conference, which was focused on sustainability.  
EC: MESAS Oded Borowski Excavations at Tell Halif (Israel)  
EC: Music Tong Soon Lee Chinese music and migration in England  
EC: Music Tong Soon Lee Cultural Transmission and Social Sustainability: Pedagogy in Atlanta's Korean Community Schools  
EC: Music Yayoi Uno Everett Reconfiguring myths and rituals in the global era.  
EC: Philosophy Cynthia Willett Social Ethics and Sustainability: Book project (with co-teaching and reading groups):  seeking conceptual underpinnings for a broad social ethics that refocuses attention on environmental issues. Deboleena Roy, and others
EC: Philosophy John Stuhr Projects dealing with connections between social justice and ecological sustainability.  
EC: Philosophy Kenneth Anderson Existential approaches to human disability, especially social perceptions of mental and psychological disability.  
EC: Physics Connie Roth Structural Relaxation of Polymers in Nanoconfined Geometries: Current research efforts are focused on elucidating the factors that affect the physical aging rate of ultrathin polymer films, frequently used as gas separation membranes. Connie Roth
EC: Political Science Michael Rich Empowerment Zones: Analysis of the effects of the federal government's empowerment zones initiative on high poverty neighborhoods in 6 cities (Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, New York, and Philadelphia).  Outcomes examined include poverty, unemployment.  
EC: Political Science Michael Rich Crime and Public Housing: Analysis of the impacts of public housing revitalization on the destination neighborhoods of tenants given housing choice vouchers. Michael Leo Owens, Elizabeth Griffiths, Lance Waller
EC: Political Science Michael Rich Rethinking Empowerment: Evidence from Local Empowerment Zone Programs: Preliminary results of the effects of the federal government's Empowerment Zone program on urban neighborhoods. Robert P. Stoker
EC: Political Science Michael Rich Evaluation of the effects of the McDaniel Glenn HOPE VI revitalization in Atlanta's Mechanicsville neighborhood.  Examines effects on original residents, immediately surrounding neighborhood, and neighborhood schools. Michael Leo Owens, Elizabeth Griffiths, Moshe Haspel
EC: REALC Ho Wan-Li Negotiating Eco-Feminism: Environmental Protection and Religious Women in Taiwan  
EC: Religion Barbara (Bobbi) Patterson Place, Equity, and Sustainability: Critical Reflection and Transformation: Analyzing 6 years of structured portfolio entries for classes in Religion and Ecology, Wilderness Spirituality, and Sustainability Internship.  
EC: Religion Theophus Smith Religion, Race & Restorative Justice: Truth Commissions as 'Proving Ground'  
EC: Religion Theophus Smith Undergraduate Research Project for Southern Truth and Reconciliation  
EC: Religion Wendy Farley Who Do You Say I am: Contemplation, the Gospel and the Underside of Christianity  
EC: Russian/Eurasian/East Asia Juliette Apkarian Earth Mixed with Water: Ecology and Russian modernism: The research focuses on the interface between ecological issues and the arts in early Russian modernism.  
EC: Sociology Cathryn Johnson Environmental Concerns:  How Does "Living Green" at College Matter?: A naturally occurring field experiment at Emory to compare the attitudes, identities, behaviors, and perceptions of environmental issues of first-year students living in the “green” dorm. Karen Hegtvedt
EC: Sociology Hegtvedt, Karen Environmental Concerns at Emory: Longitudinal, comparative survey study of the impact of "living green" in Few/Evans (or conventional dorms) on environmental attitudes, identity, and behavior.  Also, in depth qualitative interviews with students and SAs. Cathryn Johnson
EC: Sociology Irene Browne Projects related to discrimination and related challenges faced by Latino immigrants in Atlanta.  
EC: Sociology Robert Agnew The Impact of Climate Change on Crime: A Theoretical Model and Research Agenda: Drawing on criminological theory and researh, argues that the physical, biological, economic, and social effects of climate change will likely increase crime.  
EC: Sociology Sam Cherribi World Values Survey Morocco Juan Diez Nicholas (Madrid)
EC: Spanish & Portuguese Tatjana Gajic Environment and Bio-politics in the HIspanic World  
EC: Spanish & Portuguese Tatjana Gajic Water and Bio-politics in Spain  
EC: Theater and Dance Vincent Murphy Ecology plays  
EC: Theater Studies Sally Radell The impact of mirrors on body image and performance in college level ballet dancers: I have an ongoing research agenda which is looking at how the use of the mirror either positively or negatively affects ballet dancers’ body image. Daniel Adame, Steven P. Cole
School of Nursing Linda McCauley Pregnancy Health Among Florida Farmworkers: How female farmworkers in nursery and fernery operations in Florida assess their risks for work-related hazards, specifically those that may impact pregnancy outcomes. Dean Linda McCauley, Dr. Maureen Kelley
School of Nursing Linda McCauley Prevent and Reduce Adverse Health Effects of Pesticides on Indigenous Farmworkers: A 4-year community-based participatory collaboration with Oregon Law Center focused on the priorities of indigenous farmworkers re occupational health and safety. Dean Linda McCauley
School of Nursing Maeve Howett Moultrie- foot washing: Annual trip to migrant worker's farms and fields where we teach students how to care for them- two articles about teaching touch to nursing students came from this experience. Elizabeth Downes, Judy Wold, Ann Connor, Maeve Howett
School of Nursing Maeve Howett Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit- Region 4: Monitoring pediatric environmental health concerns in EPA Region 4 and proving education and research opportunities. Bob Geller, Michele Marcus, Maeve Howett
Oxford College Patricia Owen-Smith Research on economic disparities as they intersect with female development.   
School of Business Steve Walton Current research interests include uses of electronic commerce technologies for environmental and supply chain management, environmental impacts of supply chain management and applications of qualitative research methods.  
School of Law Ani Satz multiple projects pertaining to access to health care and disability discrimination; vulnerability of nonhuman animals.  
School of Law David Bederman Globalization and International Law  
School of Law Johan van der Vyver Protection of the environment in international humanitarian law.  
School of Law Jonathan Nash Several projects involving the optimal design of environmental regulatory instruments.  These design questions have implications for society-at-large, and arise in particular in the context of climate change.  
School of Law Robert Schapiro Federalism and Climate Change: Examination of role of federalism in addressing issues of climate change.  Research culminated in chapter, "The Varieties of Federalisms" in "Navigating Climate Change Policy in a Federal System"  
School of Law William Buzbee Multiple projects relating to environmental protection, greenhouse gas and climate change legislation, and intergenerational equity.  
School of Nursing Sara Edwards Sustainability issues in Feeding Choice of Infants  
School of Theology Jacob Wright War and Society in Ancient Israel  
School of Theology Thomas Frank Atlanta Beltline Religious Buildings  
School of Theology Thomas Frank Historic Houses of Worship in Peril  
SOM: Pharmacology Heather Kimmel Project on increasing sustainability in biomedical research through lab practices.  
SOM:Emergency Medicine Jeremy Hess Liquid fuel use in Emergency Medical Services: Inventory the petroleum based fuel use in Grady EMS, a large hospital based EMS organization, to determine vulnerability to petroleum scarcity. Jeremy Hess, Eric Ossmann
SOM:Emergency Medicine Jeremy Hess Sustainable Health Care in Academic Medical Centers: Review of strategies for promoting sustainability in health care via academic medical centers. Jeremy Hess, Ciannat Howett
SOM:Emergency Medicine Jeremy Hess Impact of Telemedicine on Fuel Usage: Evaluate the impact of a telemedicine intervention on fuel use in a community in New York state. Jeremy Hess
SOM:Hematology & Medical Oncology Omer Kucuk Soy isoflavones in prevention and treatment of prostate cancer: Soy isoflavones may be incorporated in human diet or may be taken as supplements with potential preventive effects such as prostate cancer, metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis and skeletal fractures. Carlos Moreno, Viraj Master, Adeboye Osunkaya, Peter Rossi, Wayne Harris
SOM:Hematology & Medical Oncology Omer Kucuk lycopene in prevention and treatment of prostate, renal and hepatic cancers and uterine leiomyoma: Tomato lycopene may be incorporated in human diet or may be taken as a supplement with potential preventive effects such as renal cancer, prostate cancer. Carlos Moreno, Adeboye Osunkaya, Viraj Master, Wayne Harris, Peter Rossi
SOM:Medicine Vincent Marconi South Africa HIV Drug Resistance: Prevalence, outcomes and risk factors for HIV drug resistance after virological failure on anti-retroviral therapy in Kwa-Zulu Natal South Africa, beginning 2004. Carlos del Rio
SOM:Medicine Vincent Marconi HIV Palliative Care Project: To improve access to care for patients with severe HIV/AIDS through palliative care services. Carlos del Rio, Rachel Friedman, Wendy Armstrong, Nicholas Vogenthaler, Richard Pittman, Maura George
SOM:Medicine Vincent Marconi Understanding Medication Adherence among HIV Patients: This project is attempting to modify maladaptive adherence behavior using micro-payments to encourage clinic attendance and adherence to anti-retroviral therapy. Carlos del Rio
SOM:Medicine Vincent Marconi Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of HIV Treatment in the DoD and VA: Impact of patient demographics and socioeconomic characteristics on HIV treatment in a program with universal care without expense to patient. David Rimland and Jodie Guest
SOM:Ophthalmology Timothy Olsen Recycling program within the department of ophthalmology Mallard Benton
SOM:Medicine Ken Walker Nursing and Emergency Education in the Republic of Georgia: Introducing the specialty of emergency medicine to a transitional country; upgrading the clinical skills of 2000 practicing nurses; starting a 4 year baccalaureate degree nursing school. Judy Wold; Laura Hurt; Kate Heilpern; Scott Sasser; Christy Keyes; Alex Isakov; Steve Lanski; David Goo;
SOM:Surgery Grace S. Rozycki, MD, MBA The Right Type of Helmet Makes All the Difference: An Injury Prevention Initiative to Decrease Traumatic Brain Injury in Motorcyclists. Amy Wyrzykowski, MD, Sanjay Dhall, MD
SPH:Behavioral Sciences and Health Education Cam Escoffery Research on smoke-free homes among low income households, and projects on poverty and sustainability and rural health environment.  
SPH:Biostatistics Lance Waller Research projects that address health impacts of environmental and ecological aspects of human and animal disease.  
SPH:Environmental Health Juan Leon Research leading to improvements in health and economic prosperity of individuals and nations by focusing on those in poverty and addressing several social, economic, and environmental challenges.  
SPH:Environmental Health Justin Remais Climate benefits of sustainable sanitation in China  
SPH:Environmental Health Justin Remais Long-term control of environmentally-mediated parasites  
SPH:Environmental Health Justin Remais Climate-mediated disease in the Eastern US  
SPH:Environmental Health Karen Levy Measures of Distribution System Water Quality and Their Relation to Health Outcomes in Atlanta: An integrative approach for characterizing health risks associated with microbial contamination of drinking water distribution systems. Christine Moe, Paige Tolbert, Stefanie Sarnat, Mitch Klein
SPH:Environmental Health Karen Levy An Examination of the Climatic Drivers of Enteric Disease: The goal of the proposed research is to examine the current and potential future impacts of climate on the incidence of diarrheal disease under differing social conditions in a variety of settings. Karen Levy
SPH:Environmental Health Karen Levy Environmental Change & Diarrheal Disease: A Natural Experiment: How changes in the social and natural environment, mediated by road construction, affect the epidemiology of pathogens causing diarrheal diseases, and the spread of antibiotic resistance in E.coli. Karen Levy
SPH:Environmental Health Matt Strickland Relationships between air pollutants and asthma exacerbations in a birth cohort: Investigation of associations between urban air pollutants and emergency department visits for pediatric asthma exacerbations in Atlanta. Strickland, Tolbert, Schechter, Klein, Fitzpatrick
SPH:Environmental Health Ryan Barry Children's Exposure to Environmental Pesticides  
SPH:Environmental Health Ryan Barry Massport/CDM AIr Toxics Study  
SPH:Environmental Health Ryan Barry Retrospective Exposure Assessment for Perfluorooctanoic Acid  
SPH:Epidemiology Michele Marcus Racial disparities in pubertal development: African American girls reach puberty a full year earlier than Caucasian girls. Paige Tolbert, Matt Strickland, Lyndsey Darrow
SPH:Global Health Amy Webb Girard Sustainable Environments and Health through Urban Agriculture: Improve the health and food security of HIV-affected households through sustainable urban agriculture activities including goat rearing and gardening of indigenous vegetables in Nakuru, Kenya. Donald Cole &Daniel Sellen,Toronto, Fiona Yeudall, Ryerson, Samwel Mbugua Egerton; Nancy Karanja, Itl Potato Center &Nairobi
SPH:Global Health Amy Webb Girard Orange Flesh Sweet Potato to improve maternal and infant nutrition: Integrate support of vitamin A rich orange flesh sweet potato (OFSP) by providing vouchers and nutrition education to women during antenatal care visits. Donald Cole,Toronto; Jan Low and Hermann Oudraguou Intl Potato Center; Mary Onyango Ayunga Kenyarn Agrl Res Institute; Carol Levin PATH
SPH:Global Health Christine Moe Assessment of enteric viruses in sewage water at Gwinnett County: Reuse of water from F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center at Lake Lanier for non-potable purposes would help ease seasonal water shortages experienced in Metro Atlanta. Christine Moe, Pengbo Liu, Marina Fernandez
SPH:Global Health Deborah McFarland Poverty alleviation through control/elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)  
SPH:Global Health Deborah McFarland Health systems performance and contribution to equity of religious health assets in sub-Saharan Africa  
SPH:Global Health Deborah McFarland Economic impact of malaria on households and health systems  
SPH:Global Health K.M. Venkat Narayan Disparity in health, diabetes and globalization  


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