|Dr. Pam Jagger, EPPSA Director, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Dr. Andy Grieshop, PI, North Carolina State University
Andy Grieshop is an environmental engineer in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at NC State University, where he directs the Grieshop Atmosphere and Environment Lab (GAEL). His research broadly focuses on the interaction between energy systems and the environment, mostly by studying air emissions and their impacts. Specific focus areas include: sources and evolution of atmospheric aerosols, characterization of in-use emissions from mobile and stationary combustion sources, linkages between air pollution emissions and climate change, air pollution exposure assessment, technical policy analysis of the environmental impacts of energy systems, and energy and environment in developing countries. An over-arching goal is applying creative engineering to enable measurements of environmental and energy systems that supports effective energy interventions and policy decisions. He has conducted international field measurement campaigns in several countries including India and Malawi.
|Dr. Barbara Entwisle, Co-PI, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Barbara Entwisle is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Adjunct Professor of Geography, Affiliate Faculty in the Ecology and Environment Curriculum, and Fellow of the Carolina Population Center. As a social demographer, her research focuses broadly on the study of social, natural, and built environments and consequences for a range of demographic and health outcomes. Early in her career, she was part of the team that developed statistical methods for multilevel analysis that are in common use today. More recently, she has led innovation in the integration of social and spatial data, measurement, modeling, and analysis. She contributed to the design of major longitudinal surveys in China, Russia, and Thailand, and the US. Her current research focuses on migration processes and population-environment interrelationships. Dr. Entwisle’s has received five departmental awards and one university-wide prize for her teaching and mentorship. Her former students and postdocs hold positions at major research universities, contract research organizations, and NGOs. She regularly serves on advisory committees and review panels for the NIH, NSF, and National Academy of Sciences. Her research contributions have been recognized by her election as President of the Sociological Research Association (2015), President of the Population Association of America (2007), and Fellow of the AAAS (2003).
|Dr. Mike Emch, Co-PI, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Michael Emch is W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Geography and Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also and Chair of Geography and a Fellow of the Carolina Population Center. His expertise is in infectious disease ecology, spatial epidemiology, neighborhood determinants of health, and geographic information science applications of public health. He leads the Spatial Health Research Group which conducts research that explores spatio-temporal patterns of disease, primarily infectious diseases of the developing world. Disease patterns are studied using a holistic approach by investigating the role of natural, social, and built environments in disease occurrence in different places and populations. For more information see the Spatial Health Research Group website at spatialhealth.web.unc.edu/.
|Dr. Erin Sills, Co-PI, North Carolina State University
Erin Sills is a professor of forest economics and coordinator of international programs in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University, and a research associate of CIFOR (Center for International Forestry Research), EfD (Environment for Development), and Imazon (Amazon Institute of People and the Environment). She has a PhD in natural resource economics from Duke University, and a BA in public policy from Princeton University. Her research focuses on the economics of multiple-use forest management, including quantifying the value of non-timber benefits from forests, modeling the behavior of households who own and use forests, and evaluating the causal impacts of conservation policies on forests and on human welfare.
|Dr. Steve Kelley,Co-PI, North Carolina State University
|Dr. Charles Jumbe, LUANAR, Malawi
Dr. Gilliam Kabwe, Copperbelt University, Zambia
Dr. Sara Feresu, University of Zimbabwe
Dr. Isla Grundy, University of Zimbabwe
Dr. Felix Kalaba, Copperbelt University
Dr. Davison Gumbo, Center for International Forestry ResearchExternal Advisory/Evaluation TeamDr. Sian Curtis, Measure EvaluationDr. Randy Bluffstone, Portland State UniversityDr. Bothwell Batidzarai, University of Cape Town