Charles Chester, PhD, MA, MALD
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Fletcher School, Tufts University
Lecturer, Brandeis University
Charles C. Chester teaches on global environmental politics at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, where he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Environmental Policy, and Brandeis University. He is the author of Conservation Across Borders: Biodiversity in an Interdependent World (Island Press 2006), which originated in his 2003 Fletcher Ph.D. dissertation and focuses on case studies of transborder conservation in North America. Chester has consulted for the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Henry P. Kendall Foundation, and other environmental organizations. He is currently Co-Chair of the Board of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, and has served on the boards of Bat Conservation International and Root Capital. He is currently editing a volume on climate change and landscape-scale biodiversity conservation, and is working with The Nature Conservancy to integrate two online resources on climate change and biodiversity conservation (TNC’s Knowledge Base for Climate Adaptation and the Conservation & Climate Change Clearinghouse).
Antje Danielson, PhD
Administrative Director at TIE
Graduate Interdisciplinary Water: Systems, Science and Society (WSSS) program
Antje Danielson came to Tufts from Durham University (UK), where she served as the Deputy Director for Sustainability, in May 2008. Previously, she worked with the Harvard Green Campus Initiative. A long-time resident of Cambridge, Mass, Antje also co-founded the innovative carsharing company Zipcar. She holds a Ph.D. in Geology from Free University, Berlin.
Julie Dobrow has an A.B. from Smith College in anthropology and sociology, and holds MA and PhD degrees in media studies from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Some of her research centers on the content and effects of media on children, on issues of gender and ethnicity in media and how children make sense of these images in the world of animated programming. Dobrow’s other main research interest is in the intersection of history and communication studies. Her current project is a dual mother/daughter biography of 19th century writers/editors/environmental advocates Mabel Loomis Todd and Millicent Todd Bingham and how they used the media of their day to promote social causes and their own careers. Dobrow has worked professionally as a journalist, and runs workshops on media literacy training for parents, teachers, and students.
Timothy S Griffin, PhD
Associate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Director, Agriculture, Food and Environment Program
Primary interests are the intersection of agriculture and the environment, and the development and implementation of sustainable production systems. Current research interests include environmental impacts of agriculture (nutrient flows, carbon retention and loss, and climate change), and impacts of policy on adoption of agricultural practices and systems. Past research responsibilities have included field and lab components addressing: crop management, alternative crop development, short- and long-term effects of cropping systems on potato yield and quality, management strategies to improve soil quality, manure nitrogen and phosphorus availability, soil carbon sequestration and cycling, emission of greenhouse gases from high-value production systems, and grain production for organic dairy systems.
Sr. Associate Director of Research Administration
Provides services to the School of Medicine (including Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences), Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA).
Eric Hines M.S.E., PhD
Professor of Practice
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Principal, LeMessurier Consultants, Inc.
Dr. Hines specializes in the design and renovation of building structures, renewable energy infrastructure, and the seismic performance of bridges. Recent projects include a collection of structural glass lobbies in Boston’s Post Office Square; an innovative EBF design for the Dudley Square Police Station in Boston; towers in Beijing and Boston; and the Wind Technology Testing Center in Charlestown—the world’s largest testing facility for wind turbine blades. Research interests include the seismic performance of low-ductility structural systems in moderate seismic regions, inelastic behavior of reinforced concrete structures, and assessment of building system vibrations due to trains and human activity. In 2006, the American Concrete Institute awarded him the Wason Medal for best paper and the Siess Award for excellence in structural research for his laboratory work related to the new East Bay Spans of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Since 2005, he has led efforts to develop a rigorous philosophy for moderate seismic regions that allows designers to practice according to fundamental principles instead of prescriptive requirements.
Thanhthao Huynh, DVM
Anatomic Pathology Resident
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Dr. Thanhthao Huynh is currently a first year anatomic pathology resident at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She received a BA in biology with a minor in psychology from Boston University in 2005 and a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine from Cummings School in 2012. She then went on to complete a one year internship in rotating small animal medicine and surgery at FAVS in New York City. Dr. Huynh has an interest in wildlife disease and pathogenesis. As a student at Tufts, she worked on a project on bushmeat and disease transmission through EcoHealth Alliance funded by the US Army Medical Command and Cummings School Summer Research Program. Fun facts, she has two chinchillas.
Raymond Hyatt, PhD, MS
Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Raymond Hyatt’s research is focused on the social determinants of health and well-being and factors related to the emergence and persistence of disparity in health outcomes within vulnerable populations. Current projects include a study of immigrant occupational health, obesity in new immigrant populations, school and community-based interventions that address the emerging problem of childhood obesity – particularly in rural areas, the effects of parental disability on healthy children, defining and measuring stress at the neighborhood level, and the effects of globalization on population health and well-being. I teach graduate-level biostatistics and qualitative research courses in the MPH program at Tufts Medical School, and an undergraduate senior seminar on Globalization and Health in the Community Health Program at Tufts.
Director of Program Development & Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Office of the Vice Provost
Director of Communications, School of Engineering
Joseph Lau, M.D.
Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Dr. Lau’s research focus is evidence-based medicine and meta-analysis. In addition to applying meta-analytic techniques to a variety of clinical topics, he is interested in developing reliable and efficient methods and tools to conduct meta-analyses and in understanding the impact of factors that may contribute to differences of results in clinical studies. Past research includes cumulative meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials, comparison of results from large trials and meta-analyses of small trails, effect of baseline risk in the interpretation of clinical trial results, and empirical evaluation of existing methods of combining data.
Joann Lindenmayer, DVM, MPH
Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine and the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service
Dr. Lindenmayer’s professional career has played out at many intersections—human and animal health, public health and animal population health, academic and applied public health, and in domestic and international arenas. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Borneo she taught science to teachers-in-training. As a veterinary medical student extern in Niger she joined a team that supplemented vitamin A to cattle in an effort to improve the milk upon which nomadic herders relied. She is one of only a few hundred veterinarians to have completed the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellowship. As a Tisch College Fellow and member of a team that received support for “One Health: Interdisciplinary approaches so the Health of People, Animals and the Environment,” an inaugural University Seminar, her work focused on integrating veterinarians into the public health system. Her work for a Rockefeller Foundation-funded grant on assessing the needs for advanced education in Veterinary Public Health in Indonesia has been incorporated into the largest grant to have ever been awarded to Tufts University, USAID’s RESPOND project, which will train multidisciplinary groups of health professionals in global emerging disease hot spots to investigate and respond to early pandemic threats from wildlife and domestic animals. She is the Director of the DVM-MPH track at Tufts Medical School and immediate past chair of the Public Health Committee of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. As Cummings School representative of the Tisch-Schweitzer Fellows Program, Dr. Lindenmayer has sought to reinvigorate Dr. Schweitzer’s belief that ‘we need a boundless ethics, one that includes the animals also.” This belief forms the basis for her interest in exploring the role that animals play in maintaining and restoring human resilience. Her research interests include the development and use of animal sentinels for human disease, the integration of human and animal surveillance, and identifying and overcoming barriers to veterinarian participation in public health systems.
Michael McGuill DVM, MPH
Adjunct Instructor, Public Health and Community Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Dr. Michael McGuill is the acting director of the combined DVM-MPH and Public Health programs at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. For ten years, Dr. McGuill was the State Public Health Veterinarian of Massachusetts for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH). He chaired the Massachusetts Rabies Advisory group and served as the Director of the Zoonotic Disease Program for the MDPH’s Bureau of Communicable Disease Control. He served as the Chair of the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association’s Committee on Communicable Diseases and Public Health, as Member of the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association Steering Committee, and Member of the MDPH Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Dr. McGuill worked for corporate independent research firms, heading international teams of epidemiologists; he championed the need for a rigorous regional and granular understanding of the incidence and prevalence of human diseases as a key strategic tool for biopharmaceutical companies in understanding the needs for medical treatments. He has also worked with veterinary practice collaboratives to help them to find ways to use electronic medical records to understand and study medical conditions to promote evidence-based best practices
William Moomaw, PhD
Professor Emeritus of International Environmental Policy
Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Dr. William Moomaw is the founding director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, the Tufts Climate Initiative and co-founder of the Global Development and Environment Institute. He is a physical chemist with a PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and works to translate science and technology into policy terms using interdisciplinary tools. His major publications are on climate change, energy policy, nitrogen pollution, forestry financing and management and on theoretical topics such as the Environmental Kuznets Curve. Dr. Moomaw currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Climate Group, Clean Air-Cool Planet (which he co-founded), Earthwatch Institute, Center for Ecological Technologies and the Consensus Building Institute. He has facilitated sessions with negotiators of international treaties. He and his wife, Margot have just completed a highly efficient zero net energy home in Williamstown that uses no fossil fuels. It is one of a handful of such homes to be built in northern climate zones, and its performance is being monitored for performance for the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Siobhan M Mor, BScVet, BVSc, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health and Family Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Dr. Mor is a trained veterinarian and researcher who has broad interests in the epidemiology of tropical, emerging and zoonotic infectious diseases of global health importance. Current projects include: 1) epidemiology of cryptosporidiosis in Ugandan children; 2) HIV and influenza in older adults in the United States; and 3) surveillance and hospitalization for enteric infections in Massachusetts.
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC)
Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBC)
Regina Raboin, MSLIS
Science Research & Instruction Librarian
Tisch Library, Tufts University
Regina Raboin has 17 years of experience in teaching research skills and in locating, and evaluating and organizing literature and social media in the sciences, environmental studies, and related disciplines. She is also the course librarian for these current Environmental Studies courses: Environmental Communication, Telling the Climate Justice Story, and Food for All: Ecology, Biotechnology and Sustainability. Regina is co-instructor for an undergraduate research skills course, Research for Success: Using the Library for Thesis and Capstone Projects, through Tufts University’s ExCollege.
Dr. Reed is interested in a wide variety of conservation related research problems. Most of his research focuses on identifying characteristics of species that put them at risk to human-caused threats, understanding Why (or how) these characteristics put a species at risk, and to determining how best to reduce the risk. Michael has been working, in particular, on the effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on extinction risk and population viability, and on the importance of animal behavior in extinction risk and conservation. Although he is primarily a “bird” person, some of his recent students worked (or work) on amphibians, moss, and butterflies. Prof. Reed has worked in forests and wetlands, evaluating habitat loss and fragmentation as well as the impacts of grazing, logging, and suburban sprawl on biodiversity.
Office of the Vice Provost
Professor Vogel is a professor of civil and environmental engineering and has been at Tufts since 1984. His primary expertise is in the areas of hydrology and water resource engineering with emphasis on hydrologic and statistical methods for analyzing water resource systems. His current research program focuses upon the areas of natural hazards, watershed modeling and management, water quality, regional hydrology, environmental statistics and the new field of hydromorphology. Hydromorphology deals with improving our understanding of how hydrologic systems have evolved due to anthropogenic influences including climate change, water infrastructure and urbanization. His scholarship has applied innovations in extreme events from the field of hydrology to: earthquakes, bird and plant extinctions, precipitation, landslides, wind speeds, and numerous other natural phenomena. His consulting experiences range from: world water resources assessment, reservoir systems analysis for several major metropolitan areas and regions, flood and drought management, dam safety analyses, and a wide range of applications of statistics to hydrologic, water quality, natural hazards and other problems.