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Early Career Research Fellow Track 1 (Human Health and Community Resilience Track) - Janille Smith-Colin

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Southern Methodist University


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

Funding Program

NASEM Gulf Research Program Fellowships


Project Category

Human and Social

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Education and Outreach

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Project Description

Dr. Janille Smith-Colin is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Southern Methodist University. She earned her Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an M.S. in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.A. in engineering studies from Lafayette College. During her graduate studies, she was supported by awards from the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship and the Southern Region Educational Board. Dr. Smith-Colin’s research advances sustainability and resilience goals through infrastructure systems planning and analysis, decision making, and governance. She specifically integrates qualitative and quantitative dimensions of socio-technical systems to develop novel approaches to studying the human dimensions of infrastructure and the built environment. Recent research utilized a comprehensive set of spatial and temporal measures to examine transportation equity across geographies with a focus on underserved populations. Her work with Gulf communities examines equity issues and policies associated with infrastructure that create transportation-related barriers to health, and resulting implications for community resilience. Dr. Smith-Colin is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers Infrastructure Resilience Division and a member of the Transportation Research Board Standing Committee on Transportation Planning Applications.


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