Dr. Christina Hemphill Fuller, assistant professor of Environmental Health at the Georgia State University School of Public Health, has been named as a JPB Environmental Health Fellow by the Harvard School of Public Health.
The new fellowship program is designed to provide a multidisciplinary training experience to junior faculty, with a focus on research into how the social and physical environment interact to influence health, especially in disadvantaged communities.
“We are pleased that Dr. Fuller’s work has been recognized through her selection for this fellowship,” said Dr. Michael Eriksen, dean of the School of Public Health. “This fellowship will allow Dr. Fuller to expand her important work on air pollution and environmental justice.”
As a JPB Environmental Health Fellow, Dr. Fuller will attend workshops, participate in monthly video conferences and interact with other fellows and mentors. The fellowship extends through December 2017 and includes up to $350,000 in funds for travel, salary support, and other expenses.
Dr. Fuller earned a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, a master’s degree as a presidential scholar at the Harvard School of Public Health and a doctorate in environmental health from Harvard.
Before becoming an assistant professor, she served as a post-doctoral research associate. She was responsible for building institutional capacity to conduct air quality monitoring as part of the environmental health core within the Center of Excellence on Health Disparities Research (CoEx). She has conducted two CoEx projects: the first, monitoring nitrogen dioxide in different Atlanta neighborhoods and the second, measuring the ability for vegetation to reduce the movement of traffic pollutants from roadways into surrounding communities.
“I am both excited and humbled to be awarded this fellowship,” Dr. Fuller said. “I will utilize this opportunity to strengthen my analytical skills so that I may be a more effective researcher and advocate for Atlanta communities facing environmental health challenges.”
To learn more about Dr. Fuller’s work, go to: http://publichealth.gsu.edu/profile/christina-fuller/