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Early Career Research Fellow - Garett Sansom

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Texas A&M University


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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

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NASEM Gulf Research Program Fellowships


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Education and Outreach

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Human and/or Institutional Capacity

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Dr. Sansom is a research assistant professor at Texas A&M University School of Public Health in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Dr. Sansom received his DrPH in epidemiology and environmental health and his MPH in epidemiology from Texas A&M University. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from St. Edwards University and completed continuing education in Health Careers from Harvard University. As an environmental epidemiologist, his research revolves around the relationship between environmental quality and human health implications. His empirical focus targets marginalized communities within highly industrial regions along the Houston Ship Channel, Galveston Bay, and locations throughout the petrochemical corridor that experience natural and anthropogenic hazards. His research exemplifies the belief that investigators should be afforded the opportunity to achieve dual goals that extend scientific knowledge and build local capacity to enacting positive change within the communities they analyze. He has led rapid response teams collecting environmental samples and human data following hazards such as Hurricane Harvey, the Arkema plant explosion, and the Intercontinental Terminal Company petrochemical fire.


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