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Amber Pearson, Department of Public Health

Amber-PearsonAdjunct Fellow, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand

Assistant Professor of Health Geography, Michigan State University
 

Contact details

Email apearson@msu.edu

Research interests and activities

Amber is a health geographer with a focus on social justice and understanding the unexpected tenacity, adaptability and resilience of the underprivileged. She has diverse regional interests from poor to wealthy countries. Her work features strong geospatial and epidemiologic methods.

Specifically, her research relates to aspects of the built, physical and social environment that bolster health in the face of adversity. While she has worked on topics ranging from access to healthy foods, air pollutants, social isolation, and understanding social deprivation of neighborhoods, she also has an explicit focus on water research.

Amber's water research is at the intersection of spatial and social dimensions of health with a focus on water availability. y overall research goal is to understand the interactions between human-induced ecological change, political and social dimensions of access to water, and human agency/coping strategies to improve health and wellbeing while paying careful attention to health inequalities and environmental justice.

Links for more information:
Amber's MSU Geography bio page: http://geo.msu.edu/people/pearson-amber/
Full publications available here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Amber_Pearson2
MSU Water Science Network page: http://water.msu.edu/people-directory/name/amber-pearson/

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Publications

Wilson, N., van der Deen, F. S., Pearson, A. L., Cobiac, L., & Blakely, T. (2013). Expert ranking of tobacco control interventions for health economic modelling research in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1368). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Wilson, N., van der Deen, F. S., Pearson, A. L., Cobiac, L., & Blakely, T. (2013). Expert ranking of tobacco control interventions for health economic modelling research in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1368). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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