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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Economic Development

Paul Ferraro

E²SHI Executive Committee member
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Carey Business School and Whiting School of Engineering (Dept of Environmental Health and Engineering)

pferraro@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • 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

Selected Publications

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.

Keywords: Behavior analysis/change, Ecology, Energy, Policy, Water

Lingxin Hao

Professor, Dept of Sociology 
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

hao@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • Conducting national, longitudinal surveys in China with focus on collecting information on exposure to environmental pollution and biomarkers from respondents to measure the degree of human exposure.
  • Understand the spatial and social patterns of population exposure, and aid policy makers in the effort of reducing health risks and enhancing sustainability.
Keywords: Population exposure, Pollution, Sociology

Luis Quintero

Assistant Professor, Carey School of Business

leq@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • Analyzing urban growth and housing markets.
  • Measuring economic activity, the productivity and sustainability enhancing effects of urban infrastructure and different population density structures.
  • Neighborhood transitions and its effects on health and sustainability.
  • Housing affordability and how that affects location decisions, in which turn have urban sustainability and health impacts on households.
  • Sustainable public infrastructure.
Keywords: Urban sustainability, sustainable infrastructure, community development

Erica Schoenberger

E²SHI Executive Committee member
Professor, Dept of Environmental Health and Engineering
Director, Minor for Engineering in Sustainability
Whiting School of Engineering
Department of Anthropology, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

ericas@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • Connections between environment and society.
  • Corporate culture and strategy, auto industry, electronics industry, mining, and multinational corporations

Selected Publications

Schoenberger, E. (2010). "Why is Gold Valuable? Nature, Social Power and the Value of Things." Cultural Geographies, 18(1), pp. 3-24. 

Schoenberger, E. (2015). Nature, Choice and Social PowerNew York: Routledge.

Keywords: Corporate social responsibility, Environmental policy, Production/manufacturing, Urban sustainability

If sea level is a constant, your coastal infrastructure is your most valuable real estate, and it makes sense to invest in it, but with sea level rising, it becomes a money pit.
— William Stiles, executive director of Wetlands Watch, Norfolk VA. Nov 25, 2010