Meet the E²SHI Associates
E²SHI Associates is a network of experts across Johns Hopkins involved in research and teaching related to environment, energy, sustainability and/or health. The following list is organized by the Associate's last name. You can also search by area of expertise.
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Professor, Dept of Environmental Health and Engineering
Whiting School of Engineering
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.
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.
Associate Research Professor, Department of Biology, Krieger School of Arts and Sciencesjdiruggiero@jhu.edu • Faculty Website
Metagenomic approaches to understand the ecology of microorganisms in extreme environments on Earth, particularly those with extremely high salt concentrations and hyper-arid conditions. Physiological responses of extremophiles to environmental stresses using model systems.
Crits-Christoph, A., Robinson, C.K., Barnum, T., Fricke, W.F., Davila, A.F., Jedynak, B., . . . DiRuggiero, J. (2013). “Colonization patterns of soil microbial communities in the Atacama Desert.” Microbiome, 1(28), pp. 1-13.
Robinson, C.K., Wierzchos, J., Black, C., Crits-Christoph, A., Ma, B., Ravel, J., . . . DiRuggiero, J. (2014). “Microbial diversity and the presence of algae in halite endolithic communities are correlated to atmospheric moisture in the hyper-arid zone of the Atacama Desert.” Environmental Microbiology, 17(2), pp. 299-315.
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Carey Business School and Whiting School of Engineering (Dept of Environmental Health and Engineering)
- Behavioral economics in a broad set of environmental issues, including energy, water and ecosystems
- Designing and evaluating environmental programs in the private and public sectors
Ferraro, P.J., Hanauer, M.M, Miteva, D.A., Nelson, J.L., Pattanayak, S.K., Nolte, C., Sims, K.R. (2015). "Estimating the Impacts of Conservation on Ecosystem Services and Poverty by Integrating Modeling and Evaluation." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(24), pp. 7420-7425.
Ferraro, P.J. and Hanauer, M.M. (2015). "Through What Mechanisms do Protected Areas affect Environmental and Social Outcomes?" Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society B, 370(1681), 267.
Professor, History of Science & Technology, Krieger School of Arts and Sciencessharon@jhu.edu • Faculty Website
- History of science emphasizing history of ecology and environmentalism in 20th century
Associate Professor, Dept of Anthropology
Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
- Ecological horizons of human aspirations - the tensions between human and ecological spheres.
- Cinema, media, and public culture, including the ecology of creative process.
Research Professor, Dept of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
- Soil ecology, including diversity of soil invertebrates, soil biogeochemical cycling and invasive species.
- Effects of humans on the soil ecosystem - past and present land use change, introduced species, urbanization, pollution, crop management practices.
Professor and Vice Provost for Research , Dept of Biostatistics
Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Air pollution epidemiology
- Quantifying the costs of smoking
- Stratospheric ozone depletion time series analysis and signal processing
Caffo, B., Peng, R., Dominici, F., Louis, T.A., Zeger, S. (2011). Parallel Bayesian MCMC Imputation for Multiple Distributed Lag Models: A Case Study in Environmental Epidemiology. In S. Brooks, A. Gelman, G.L. Jones, & X.L. Meng (Eds.), Handbook of Markov Chain Monte Carlo (pp. 493-511). Boca Raton: Chapman & Hall/CRC.