Meet the Experts

Find experts across Johns Hopkins involved in research and teaching related to environment, energy, sustainability and/or health. The following list is organized by the expert's last name. You can also search by area of expertise.

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Bentley Allan

Assistant Professor, Dept of Political Science
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

bentley.allan@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • Global environmental politics
  • Scientific knowledge and experts in global governance
  • Social-ecological systems
  • History and politics of economic development
Keywords: Environmental Policy, Governance and Participation, International Policy

Andreas Andreou

Professor, Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering

andreou@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • Energy aware computing
  • Energy efficient sensing
  • Semiconductor technology for sustainable biotechnology and health care
  • Sustainability in semiconductor growth.
Keywords: Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy Efficiency & Use, Renewable Energy, Sustainability in Computing

William Ball

Professor, Dept of Environmental Health and Engineering
Whiting School of Engineering

Executive Director, Chesapeake Research Consortium

bball@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • Analyzing and understanding water quality observations in the Chesapeake Bay, as well as issues and challenges to Bay health and restoration.
  • Physical and chemical processes affecting water quality, in both natural environments and engineered processes of treatment.
  • Developing and applying appropriate and sustainable technologies for developing nations, with focus on water resources, drinking water, and sanitation.

Selected Publications:

Zhang, Q., Hirsch, R.L. and Ball, W.P. (2016). “Long-Term Changes in Sediment and Nutrient Delivery from Conowingo Dam to Chesapeake Bay: Effects of Reservoir Sedimentation.” Environmental Science and Technology, 50: 1877-1886.

Murphy, R.R., Kemp, W.M. and Ball, W.P. (2011). “Long-Term Trends in Chesapeake Bay Seasonal Hypoxia, Stratification, and Nutrient Loading.” Estuaries and Coasts, 34(6): 1293-1309.

Keywords: Environmental engineering, Chesapeake Bay, Water quality

Daniel Barnett

Associate Professor, Dept of Environmental Health and Engineering 
Bloomberg School of Public Health

dbarnett@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • Public health emergency preparedness and response
  • Population resiliency
  • Scarce resource allocation in public health crises
  • Peak petroleum & public health infrastructure

Selected Publications

Barnett, D.J., Parke, C.L., Caine, V.A., McKee, M., Shirley, L.M., Links, J.M. (2011). “Petroleum Scarcity and Public Health: Considerations for Local Health Departments.” American Journal of Public Health, 101(9), pp. 1580-1586.

Keywords: Behavior Change, Health/Behavior/Society, Public Health, Emergency Preparedness

Jane Bennett

Professor, Department of Political Science, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

janebennett@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • European eco-philosophy and the tradition of American nature-writing (Thoreau, Whitman)
  • Actor-Network-Theory's focus on the power or agency of nonhuman actors
Keywords: Ecological philosophy

Edward Bouwer

Abel Wolman Professor of Environmental Engineering, Dept of Environmental Health and Engineering
Whiting School of Engineering

bouwer@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • Water quality engineering as they relate to environmental and sustainability issues
  • Biofuels and alternative energy

Selected Publications

Onesios-Barry, K.M., Berry, D., Proescher, J.B., Sivakumar, I.K., Bouwer, E.J. (2014). "Removal of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products during Water Recycling: Microbial Community Structure and Effects of Substrate Concentration." Applied Environmental Microbiology, 80(8), pp. 2440–2450.

E²SHI-Supported Projects

A novel integrated microfluidic system for detecting and isolating PPCP-degrading microorganisms

Keywords: Water and wastewater treatment, Alternative energy

Collin Broholm

Gerhard H. Dieke Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

broholm@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • Fundamental condensed matter physics.
  • Development of magnetic and superconducting materials for energy applications.
Keywords: Electrical Engineering, Energy (Renewable, Electricity)

Grace Brush

Professor, Dept of Environmental Health and Engineering
Whiting School of Engineering

gbrush@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:

Response of the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem to climatic and human disturbance using the fossil record of organisms and substances preserved in sediments. Biological and physical processes controlling species distributions. Atmospheric-biologic interactions in pollen dispersal.

Selected Publications

Pickett, S.T., Brush, G.S., Felson, A.J., McGrath, B., Grove, J.M., Nilon, C.H., Szlavecz, K., Swan, C.S., Warren, P.S. (2012). "Understanding and Working with Urban Biodiversity: The Baltimore Ecosystem Study." CityGreen, 4, pp. 68-77.

Keywords: Paleoecology, Aquatic ecosystem, Environmental sciences

Jessie Buckley

Assistant Professor, Dept of Environmental Health and Engineering
Bloomberg School of Public Health

jbuckl19@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • Exposure assessment, endocrine disrupting compounds, and children's health.
  • Quantifying exposure to emerging environmental chemicals.
Keywords: Environmental exposures

Stuart Chaitkin

Senior Associate, Dept of Environmental Health and Engineering
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Research Areas:
  • Energy, environment and public health linkages.
  • Energy regulation and policy analysis.
  • Regional transportation planning and analysis.
  • Sustainable cities.           
Keywords: Energy and health, transportation

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