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Moody, Heather

  • Title: Associate Professor of Environmental Science
  • Department: Environmental Science
  • M.P.A., Cleveland State University; PhD, Michigan State University
  • Phone: 517-264-7679
  • Campus: Adrian
  • Building: Science Building
  • Office #: 135D

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Associate Professor of Environmental Science

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Meet Heather Moody
Associate Professor of Environmental Science


Education

  • Ph.D.: Michigan State University
  • M.S.: Cleveland State University
  • B.S.: University of Findlay

TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2015-Present: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Michigan State University Global Health and Medical Geography Lab, East Lansing, Mich.; Collaborative research on elevated childhood blood lead levels and environmental risk factors in the Detroit Metropolitan Area. 

PUBLICATIONS/GRANTS
• Moody, Heather and Sue Grady. 2016 ACCEPTED WITH REVISION. Geographic analysis of air lead emissions and deposition and population vulnerability in the Detroit Metropolitan Area, Michigan 2006 through 2013. Environmental Health.
• Moody, Heather, Joe T. Darden, and Bruce Wm. Pigozzi. 2016. The relationship of neighborhood socioeconomic differences and racial residential segregation to childhood blood lead levels in metropolitan Detroit. Journal of Urban Health 93(5): 820-839.
• Moody, Heather, Joe T. Darden, and Bruce Wm. Pigozzi. 2015. The racial gap in childhood blood lead levels related to socioeconomic position of residence in metropolitan Detroit." Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 83(5): 1-19.
• Moody, Heather. 2014. The relationship of neighborhood socioeconomic differences and racial residential segregation to childhood blood lead levels in metropolitan Detroit. Diss. MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY.
• Wrote/awarded a Michigan Association of Environmental Professionals Grant (2007) to fund student conferences and certifications.
• Wrote/awarded a Consumer’s Energy Grant for a GC/MS (2008) 

CONFERENCES AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
• Presented "The Racial Gap in Childhood Blood Lead Levels Related to Socioeconomic Position of Residence in Metropolitan Detroit" at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers national conference (2015)
• Presented "Housing, Race, and Pediatric Blood Lead Levels in Metropolitan Detroit" at the Annual Meeting East Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers (2010).
• Presented a sustainability design to the City of Hamtramck in which design consideration was given (2009).
Presented Analysis of Presettlement Composition of Tamarack Swamps in Southern Lower Michigan using GLO Data and GIS at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers national conference (2008).


Teaching Philosophy

"Teaching innovations include demonstrations, computer animations and slide shows, student led group and individual activities, hands-on labs, application to real world issues, and field trips. Other innovations include repetition of the objectives/terminology for all three learning modality types (visual, auditory, kinesthetic)."

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