Dr. Natalie Sampson
Assistant Professor of Public Health, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Dr. Natalie Sampson conducts community-based research to study social and physical environments and their effects on health inequities. To this end, she works to bring interdisciplinary evidence to climate change, land use, and infrastructure planning efforts in Detroit and Southeast Michigan. Her research is published in various peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Public Health, Environmental Justice, Global Environmental Change, Health and Place, and Progress in Community Health Partnerships. Dr. Sampson is a steering committee member of the Community Action to Promote Healthy Environments and co-chairs the American Public Health Association’s Environmental Justice Subcommittee. She received her B.S. in Environmental Studies from the U of M’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment, where we she also completed her post-doctoral studies. Sampson earned an M.P.H. from Portland State University’s School of Community Health and her Ph.D. from U of M’s School of Public Health. She is also a proud AmeriCorps alum, completing two terms prior to graduate school.