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Collaborations and impact

Krystyn Van Vliet forges interdisciplinary collaborations to generate new knowledge and translate discoveries into impact.

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Local Government

Mildred Warner focuses on restructuring local government services to create sustainable and equitable communities.

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Indigenous History

Kurt Jordan uses archaeology and anthropology to understand and connect to North American Indigenous communities around New York.

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Sustainable Farming

Steve Reiners’ work is designed to maintain and enhance the profitability and sustainability of New York vegetable farmers.

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Sustainable Energy

Max Zhang develops systems to make energy and communities more sustainable.

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Health Policy

Isabel Perera focuses on labor’s influence on social welfare and how to bolster mental health policy.

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Health and Nutrition

Roger Figeroa examines factors that affect health outcomes, with a focus on children’s nutrition in underrepresented and low-income communities.

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Environmental Health

Elizabeth Lamb works to find effective and economical methods of managing pests that also protect the environment and human health.

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Health Outcomes and Equity

Angela Odoms-Young develops culturally responsive programs and policies that promote health equity and food justice.

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