Natalie Sampson conducts community-based research to study social and physical environments and their effects on human health. She works to bring interdisciplinary evidence to land use and infrastructure planning efforts in Detroit and Southeast Michigan to improve health and health equity. Her research is published in various peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Public Health, Environmental Justice, Global Environmental Change, Michigan Journal of Sustainability, and Progress in Community Health Partnerships. Dr. Sampson is a steering committee member of the Detroit Climate Action Collaborative and the Community Action to Promote Healthy Environments and works closely with the statewide Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition. She also co-chairs the American Public Health Association’s Environmental Justice Subcommittee. Additionally, Sampson is interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning and has previously worked as a teaching consultant at University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. At University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dr. Sampson teaches courses in public health, health education, environmental health, and community organizing.
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