K01 Award for HELI alum Dr. Devon Payne-Sturges!


Congratulations to HELI 2015 alum Devon Payne-Sturges, DrPH, on her new K01 Transition to Independent Environmental Health Research (TIEHR) Career Award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)!

The K01 project is entitled “Systems Science Approaches for Assessing Cumulative Impacts of Air Pollution and Psychosocial Stressors on Neurocognitive Outcomes Among Children,” and Dr. Payne-Sturges plans to use systems science modeling techniques to inform environmental health policies aimed at reducing environmental health inequities. Dr. Payne-Sturges’ mentors on this award include Dr. Deborah Cory-Slechta (Rochester Medical Center); Dr. Stephen Thomas (UMD); Dr. Robin Puett (UMD); and Dr. Ross Hammond (Brookings Institute).

Dr. Payne-Sturges is an Assistant Professor of Applied Environmental Health in the School of Public Health at University of Maryland College Park. Learn more about her research here.

Congratulations and best of luck!

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