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EPA scientist to visit SPHIS, April 19

On Monday, Apr. 19, Davyda Hammond, PhD, Research Physical Scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will present “Community Based Participatory Research in Environmental Health Sciences” from 4 to 5 PM at the Department of Public Health & Wellness Forum.

This program is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni and public health workers and is hosted by the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and the SPHIS Delta Omega Chapter. Light refreshments will be served.


Dr. Hammond obtained her doctorate in environmental engineering with a focus on air pollution control from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She joined the EPA as a postdoctoral fellow in Sept. 2007. Prior to this, Dr. Hammond served as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan where she worked with community partners in Detroit addressing air pollution contributors to childhood asthma.

Her research has two main focal points: 1) determining sources of air pollution via computer models and linking sources to various health effects; and 2) engaging communities in environmental education and research. Dr. Hammond has taught several environmental education courses in the past. She is passionate about increasing the environmental consciousness of the average person and, in particular, increasing excitement among under-represented students in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics.

For more information about this program, please contact:

Melissa Schreck
P: 502-852-8781


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