Natalie Sampson conducts community-based research to study social and physical environments and their effects on human health. She brings interdisciplinary evidence to land use, transportation, water infrastructure, and climate change 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, and Michigan Journal of Sustainability. Dr. Sampson is a steering committee member of the Detroit Climate Action Collaborative and works closely with the statewide Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition. As a Reach the Decision Makers Fellow, with community and academic partners, she advocates for evidence-based policy at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency related to environmental reproductive health issues. Additionally, she is interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning and has worked as a teaching consultant at University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.
Schulz, A., Mentz, G., Sampson, N., Ward, M., Anderson, R., deMajo, R., Israel, B., Lewis, T., Wilkins, D. (2016) Social and physical environments and the distribution of risk: A case example from Detroit. DuBois Review, in press.Â
Sampson, N., Tetteh, M., Schulz, A. Ramirez, E., Wilkins, D. de Majo, R. Mentz, G., & Johnson-Lawrence, V. (2016). Multidirectional translation of environmental health science in community settings: The case of oxidative stress pathways. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, in press.Â
Schulz, A., Mentz, G., Sampson, N., Dvonch, J.T., & Reyes, A. (2015). Effects of particulate matter and dietary antioxidant intake on blood pressure. American Journal of Public Health, 105(6):1254-1261.Â
Conlon, K., Sampson, N., Rommel, R., Maxwell, S. Jacquez, G., & Oâ€™Neill, M. (2014). Internet-Based Heat Evaluation and Assessment Tool (I-HEAT): Development of a novel visualization and decision-support tool for extreme heat preparedness in Detroit, Michigan. Michigan Journal of Sustainability, 2.
Sampson, N., Conlon, K., Rommel, R., Maxwell, S. Jacquez, G., & Oâ€™Neill, M. (2014). Internet-Based Heat Evaluation and Assessment Tool (I-HEAT): Feasibility analysis of a novel visualization and decision-support tool for extreme heat preparedness in Detroit, Michigan. Michigan Journal of Sustainability, 2.Â
Sampson, N., Knott-Hill, K., Smith, D., Mekias, L., Howrani Heeres, J., Sagovac, S. (2014). Planning for climate change in legacy cities: The case of Detroit, Michigan. Michigan Journal of Sustainability, 2.Â
Sampson, N., Schulz, A., Parker, E., & Israel, B. (2014). Improving public participation to achieve environmental justice: Applying lessons from freightâ€™s frontline communities. Environmental Justice, 7(2), 45-54.