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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Cindy Parker

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

CindyParker@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • Climate change policy initiatives for Maryland and nationally.
  • How global environmental issues, including climate change, are communicated in a way to motivate behavior change.
  • The interplay between peak oil and climate change.
  • Working with communities to solve local and global environmental problems and sustainable development issues.

Selected Publications

Barnett, D.J., Parker, 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.

Frumkin, H., Hess, J., Parker, C.L., Schwartz, B.S. (2011). "Peak Petroleum: Fuel for Public Health Debate.American Journal of Public Health, 101(9), pp. 1542.

Parker, C.L. (2011). "Slowing Global Warming: Benefits for Patients and the Planet." American Family Physician, 84(3), pp. 271-278.

Schwartz, B.S., Parker, C.L., Hess, J., Frumkin, H. (2011). "Public Health and Medicine in an Age of Energy Scarcity: The Case of Petroleum.American Journal of Public Health, 101(9), pp. 1560-1567.

Keywords: Behavior change, Climate change, Energy policy, Environmental education, Environmental health, Environmental policy

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

Adam Sheingate

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

adam.sheingate@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • Politics of food and agriculture
  • Health policy
Keywords: Agriculture/Food, Health Policy

Megan Weil Latshaw

Co-Lead, Environmental Challenges Focus Area, Bloomberg American Health Initiative
Co-Director of Masters Programs, Dept of Environmental Health and Engineering
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Chair, American Public Health Association Environment Section

mlatshaw@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • Building capacity for Masters programs and supporting graduate students.
  • Environmental health systems and surveillance
  • Public laboratories doing environmental analyses (i.e. measuring contaminants in air, water, soil, and people) with a focus on policy and practice.
Keywords: Environment and health, Public health practice/policy

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