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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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

Sharon Kingsland

Professor, History of Science & Technology, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

sharon@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • History of science emphasizing history of ecology and environmentalism in 20th century
Keywords: Agriculture/Food, Air Pollution, Cities/Built Environment, Ecology, Population Studies

Brian Schwartz

Professor, Dept of Environmental Health and Engineering
Co-director, Program on Global Sustainability & Health
Co-director, Environmental Health Institute
Bloomberg School of Public Health

bschwar1@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • Built environment & health
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Health effects of climate change and energy scarcity
  • Health effects of Marcellus shale production & abandoned coal mines
Keywords: Environmental health, Global environmental sustainability, Climate and health

Scott Zeger

Professor and Vice Provost for Research , Dept of Biostatistics 
Bloomberg School of Public Health

sz@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • Air pollution epidemiology
  • Quantifying the costs of smoking
  • Stratospheric ozone depletion time series analysis and signal processing

Selected Publications

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.

Keywords: Air Pollution, Bioinformatics, Climate Change, Ecology, Environmental Health, Environmental Sciences, Epidemiology, International Health, Population Studies, Statistics

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