People

Kathryn J. Fiorella

Assistant Professor, Department of Public and Ecosystem Health

Food Systems and Health Concentration of the Masters in Public Health

Faculty Fellow, Cornell Atkinson Center & Center for Health Equity

Contact: kfiorella@cornell.edu   

Office: S2-004 Shurman Hall

Google Scholar @katiefiorella

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Postdocs and Research Staff

Elizabeth Bageant

Research Support Specialist

Field: climate change impacts and human responses, human wellbeing, human behavior, poverty, inequality, food systems, food security

Contact: erb32@cornell.edu

Sebastian Heilpern

Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow

Website: https://sebheilpern.weebly.com/

Fields: biodiversity, ecosystem functions and services, food systems, trait-based modelling

Contact: s.heilpern@cornell.edu

Kathleen Epstein

Atkinson Postdoctoral Fellow

Fields: land and wildlife management, resource use and access, well-being, environmental governance

Contact: kathleen.epstein@cornell.edu

Kira Lancker

Visiting Scholar at Cornell University; German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research, University of Leipzig

Website: https://www.idiv.de/en/profile/993.html

Fields: resource economics, food security, fisheries, economic value of biodiversity, energy economics

Contact: kl663@cornell.edu

Graduate Students

Jeanne Coffin-Schmitt

PhD Student, Natural Resources

Fields: social-ecological systems, community-based research and policy, public health through planetary health and/or one health, mixed methods, spatial analysis, and participatory methods

Contact: jlc558@cornell.edu

Nicole Tu-Muang

PhD Student, Natural Resources

Fields: socio-ecological systems, human migration, freshwater fisheries, fish consumption and health, environmental justice

Contact: ntt22@cornell.edu

Horace Owiti Onyango

PhD Student, Natural Resources

Fields: socioeconomics, human dimensions of natural resources, valuation of ecosystem goods and services, food systems, food and nutritional security, community development

https://kmfri.co.ke/index.php/component/comprofiler/userprofile/howiti

Contact: hoo6@cornell.edu

Eric M. Teplitz

PhD Student, Biomedical & Biological Sciences

Fields: epidemiology, food systems, livestock health, aquaculture, wildlife conservation

Contact: eteplitz@gmail.com

San Htoi Lun Labya

MSc Student, Natural Resources

Fields: Conservation and social research, ethnic conflict, Burma (Myanmar), mammals, protected areas

Contact: sl2469@cornell.edu

MPH and MPS Students

Adele Hancock

MPS Student, Natural Resources

Fields: sustainable systems, marine conservation, environmental conservation, planetary health

Contact: arh248@cornell.edu

Research Group Alumni

Harriet E.T. Okronipa

Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University

Cornell Postdoctoral Associate

Fields: Epidemiology, food preferences, global nutrition and health, infant and child feeding, maternal and child nutrition

Contact: ho229@cornell.edu 

Ranaivo A. Rasolofoson

Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University

Cornell Postdoctoral Associate

Fields: Conservation, community forest management, environmental economics, impact evaluation, planetary health, protected areas

Contact: ranaivo.rasolofoson@cornell.edu

Aly Trombitas

Nutrition Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension

Cornell MPH Student

Fields: Food Systems and Health

Contact: art228@cornell.edu

Research Group, Spring 2021