Directors:

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Akram Alshawabkeh

Director, ROUTES; PI/Co-Director, PROTECT and CRECE; George A. Snell Professor of Engineering, Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University

 

 

 

Affiliated Faculty:

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Penny Beuning

Associate Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Northeastern University
Research Interests: Cellular responses to DNA damage, Y family DNA polymerases and mutagenic replication of DNA, and dynamics of proteins that regulate DNA damage responses.

 

 

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Phil Brown

Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences, Northeastern University; Director, Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute
Research Interests: Disputes over environmental causation of illness, community response to toxic waste-induced disease, biomonitoring and household exposure to toxics, environmental health research ethics, and health social movements.

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Philip Larese-Casanova

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University
Research Interests: Environmental chemistry and mineralogy; transformation and remediation of water pollutants; nanomaterial sorbents for water treatment.

 

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Matthew Eckelman

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University
Research Interests: Environmental impacts of metals production, use, emissions, and recovery; life cycle assessment of products and services; systems modeling of bioenergy and bio-based industrial chemicals; material and energy use in urban environments and civil infrastructure.

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Loretta Fernandez

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University
Research Interests: Environmental organic chemistry; passive sampling methods for organic contaminants in water and sediments; transport, transformation, and biological exchange of organic contaminants in the environment.

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Roger Giese

Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Science, Northeastern University; Director, Environmental Cancer Research Program
Research interests: Analytical chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry to make advances in the reagents and techniques available for trace organic analysis; new methodology for high sensitivity and multi-analyte detection, applied especially to human samples with mass spectrometry.

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John Griffith 

Associate Dean of Research, Clinical Professor, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University
Research Interests: Construction and validation of statistical prediction models for medical decision making, analysis of complex survey designs, and clinical trials.

 

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Sharon Harlan

Professor, Health Sciences and Sociology, Northeastern University
Research Interests: Exploring the human impacts of climate change that are dependent upon people’s positions in social hierarchies, places in built environments of unequal quality, and policies that improve or impede human adaptive capabilities.

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Mary Jo Ondrechen

Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Northeastern University
Research Interests: Theoretical chemical biology/physics focusing on: understanding the fundamental basis for enzyme catalysis, functional genomics – prediction of the functional roles of gene products (proteins), modeling of enzyme-substrate interactions, drug discovery, and bioinformatics.

 


Laura Senier

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Northeastern University
Research Interests: Integration of novel biomedical technologies into public health chronic disease prevention programming; barriers in research translation; promoting evidence-based practice in health professions and in public health practice; community environmental health; formation and maintenance of multistakeholder coalitions in environmental justice communities; the effects of access to green and blue spaces on mental health and well-being among urban teenagers.

 

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Emily Zimmerman

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northeastern University
Research Interests: Creating assessments and therapeutic interventions that enhance suck, swallow, respiration, and neurodevelopmental outcomes – multisensory interventions that improve suck and oral feeding in preterm infants.