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Moody, Heather

  • Title: Professor of Environmental Science
  • Department: Environmental Science
  • M.P.A., Cleveland State University; PhD, Michigan State University
  • Phone: 517-264-7679
  • Campus: Adrian
  • Building: Science Building
  • Office #: 135D

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Meet Heather Moody
Professor of Environmental Science


EDUCATION

  • • Ph.D.: Michigan State University
    • M.S.: Cleveland State University
    • B.S.: University of Findlay

TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • • 2015-Present: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Michigan State University Global Health and Medical Geography Lab, East Lansing, Mich.; Collaborative research on elevated childhood blood lead levels and environmental risk factors in the Detroit Metropolitan Area.

PUBLICATIONS/GRANTS

  • • Moody H, Wathen S, Tsuji J, Bell B, Crites A, Gascon N, Khankan Z, Pringle E, Monroe E, Olsen G, Stahl P, Sykora K. 2022. Survey of Microplastics in Synthetic Versus Natural Fiber Laundry Effluent. Michigan Academician  PUBLICATION PENDING
     
  • • Moody H, Easley LE, Sissen M. 2021. Water Shutoffs During COVID-19 and Black Lives: Case Study Detroit. Environmental Justice XX(XX): X-XX. https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/env.2020.0064.
     
  • • Moody H, Grady S. 2021. Lead Emissions and Population Vulnerability in the Detroit Metropolitan Area, 2006–2013: Impact of Pollution, Housing Age and Neighborhood Racial Isolation and Poverty on Blood Lead in Children.  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18(2747):1-20. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052747.
     
  • • Moody H, Wathen S, Tsuji J, Brown S, Carlisle R, Collins E, Dart H, Fluke T, Khankan Y, King K, McGaughy A, Nadasky C, Patrick J.  2021.  Survey of  Microplastics in Potable and Freshwater Sources in Southeast Michigan.  Michigan Academician 47(3):39-40.  https://doi.org/10.7245/0026-2005-47.3.1.
     
  • • Tsuji J, Wathen S, Moody H, Bell B, Crites A, Gascon N, Khankan Z, Pringle E, Monroe E, Nichols L, Olsen G, Stahl P, Sykora K.  2021.  Trends in Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) Migration from 2002 to 2019.  Michigan Academician 47(3):39.  https://doi.org/10.7245/0026-2005-47.3.1.
     
  • • Tsuji J, Moody H, Wathen S, Rousselo P, Lindstrom J, Tsuji M. 2020. SHAPE-STEM – Shaping Michigan’s Next Generation of Environmental Scientists. Scientia.  https://doi.org/10.33548/SCIENTIA554.
     
  • • Tsuji J, Moody H, Wathen S, Brown S, Carlisle R, Collins E, Flores R, King K, McGaughy A, Nadasky C, Patrick J, and A Pocza. 2019. Monitoring Airborne Particulate Matter Produced During the Demolition of a University Building. Michigan Academician XLVI (1):57. 
     
  • • Tsuji J, Moody H, Wathen S. 2017. NSF S-STEM Grant  Siena Heights: Applying Psychological Constructs and Student Supports to Improve the Education of Students in STEM (SHAPE STEM). Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI. 
     
  • • Moody H, Grady S. 2017. Geographic Analysis of Air Lead Emissions and Deposition and Population Vulnerability in the Detroit Metropolitan Area, Michigan 2006 Through 2013. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 14(1445):1-22. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14121445.
     
  • • Moody H, Darden JT, Pigozzi BW. 2016. The Relationship of Neighborhood Socioeconomic Differences and Racial Residential Segregation to Childhood Blood Lead Levels in Metropolitan Detroit. Journal of Urban Health 93(5):820-839. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-016-0071-8.
     
  • • Moody H, Darden JT, Pigozzi BW. 2015. The Racial Gap in Childhood Blood Lead Levels Related to Socioeconomic Position of Residence in Metropolitan Detroit. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 83(5):1-19. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2332649215608873.
     
  • • Moody H. 2014. The Relationship of Neighborhood Socioeconomic Differences and Racial Residential Segregation to Childhood Blood Lead Levels in Metropolitan Detroit. ProQuest LLC. UMI Dissertation Publishing, Michigan State University. UMI No. 3619171.

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

"Teaching innovations include demonstrations, computer animations and slide shows, student led group and individual activities, hands-on labs, application to real world issues, and field trips. Other innovations include repetition of the objectives/terminology for all three learning modality types (visual, auditory, kinesthetic)."

“At Siena Heights University, you're not just a number. We take care of you. We take care of your academic success, your social success, and we really try to connect you with the outside world as far as employment or graduate school.”

CONFERENCES AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • • Presented "The Racial Gap in Childhood Blood Lead Levels Related to Socioeconomic Position of Residence in Metropolitan Detroit" at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers national conference (2015).
     
  • • Presented "Housing, Race, and Pediatric Blood Lead Levels in Metropolitan Detroit" at the Annual Meeting East Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers (2010).
     
  • • Presented a sustainability design to the City of Hamtramck in which design consideration was given (2009).
     
  • • Presented Analysis of Presettlement Composition of Tamarack Swamps in Southern Lower Michigan using GLO Data and GIS at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers national conference (2008).

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