Institute at Brown for Environment and SocietyIBES

People

The IBES Council of Fellows comprises recognized leaders from across Brown and across career stages, with an outstanding record of achievement and ability in diverse areas of natural and social sciences of the environment. These University faculty develop the direction of the interdisciplinary research conducted at IBES. As a group, they exemplify the innovative, cooperative, and interdisciplinary foundations of IBES research and teaching.

Leadership

Amanda Lynch

Director of IBES
Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

Polar climate modeling, Indigenous environmental knowledge, Climate policy analysis

Amanda_Lynch@brown.edu
401-863-5153
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Amanda_Lynch2

Dov Sax

Deputy Director of IBES
Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Conservation biology, Species' responses to climate change, Species invasions

Dov_Sax@brown.edu
401-863-9676
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dov_Sax

Scott Frickel

Director of Graduate Studies, IBES
Associate Professor of Sociology

Environment-society interactions, Experts and knowledge/ignorance, Social movements, Social theory, Risk and disaster, Urbanization

Scott_Frickel@brown.edu
401-863-2139
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/sfrickel

Dawn King

Director of Undergraduate Studies, IBES
Lecturer in Environment and Society

Local food policy and politics, US energy policy and politics, Climate change and agriculture

Dawn_King@brown.edu

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/M_Dawn_King

Institute Fellows

Lint Barrage

Assistant Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies

Environmental and public economics, Policy design and analysis, Climate change, Integrated assessment climate-economy modeling

Lint_Barrage@brown.edu
401-863-2116
http://lintbarrage.com/

Bathsheba Demuth

Assistant Professor of History

Environmental history, Russian & North American Arctic, Climate, Energy

bathsheba_demuth@brown.edu
401-863-2131
http://www.brdemuth.com

Meredith Hastings

Associate Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

Atmospheric chemistry, Nitrogen biogeochemistry, Stable isotopes

Meredith_Hastings@brown.edu
401-863-3658
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Meredith_Hastings

James Kellner

Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Structure and dynamics of tropical forests, Environmental remote sensing

James_R_Kellner@brown.edu
401-863-5768
http://kellnerlab.org/

Stephen Porder

Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Landscape-scale biogeochemistry in tropical forests, Tropical agriculture

Stephen_Porder@brown.edu
401-863-6356
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Stephen_Porder

J. Timmons Roberts

Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies
Professor of Sociology
Climate and Development Lab 

Climate change policy, Environmental social science, UNFCCC, Climate justice

J_Timmons_Roberts@brown.edu
401-863-5152
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/J_Roberts5

Leah VanWey

Professor of Sociology
Associate Provost for Academic Space 

Climate and agriculture, Land use change, Human migration and environment

Leah_VanWey@brown.edu
401-863-3184
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Leah_Vanwey

Teaching Fellows

Dawn King

Director of Undergraduate Studies, IBES
Lecturer in Environment and Society

Local food policy and politics, US energy policy and politics, Climate change and agriculture

Dawn_King@brown.edu

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/M_Dawn_King

Elected Fellows

Anna Aizer

Associate Professor of Economics

Medicaid, Child health, Child support, Domestic violence, Poverty, Welfare

Anna_Aizer@brown.edu
401-863-9529
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/anaizer

Kim Boekelheide

Professor of Medical Science

Environmental health, Reproductive biology, Toxicology

Kim_Boekelheide@brown.edu
401-863-1783
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/kboekelh

Joseph Braun

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Children's environmental health, Endocrine disrupting chemicals, Neurodevelopment, Obesity

Joseph_Braun_1@brown.edu
401-863-5397
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/jb93

Erika Edwards

Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Director of the Brown University Herbarium
Theme Leader, Natural Systems 

Plant diversity and evolution

Erika_Edwards@brown.edu
401-863-2081
http://www.brown.edu/Research/Edwards_Lab/index.php

Andrew Foster

Professor of Economics
Director of the Population Studies and Training Center
Theme Leader, Equity and Governance

Voluntary certification, Scale economies, Intergenerational economic mobility

Andrew_Foster@brown.edu
401-863-2537
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/afoster

Baylor Fox-Kemper

Assistant Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

Climate, Oceans, Modeling, Turbulence, Waves

Baylor_Fox-Kemper@brown.edu
401-863-3979
http://www.geo.brown.edu/research/Fox-Kemper/

Timothy Herbert

Henry L. Doherty Professor of Oceanography
Professor of Environmental Studies
Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

El Niño climate cycle, Ocean temperature change, Ocean carbon cycle, Natural climate variability

Timothy_Herbert@brown.edu
401-863-1207
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/therbert

Yongsong Huang

Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

Analytical organic geochemistry, Astrobiology, Biogeochemistry, Organic geochemistry, Paleoclimatology, Paleoenvironment

Yongsong_Huang@brown.edu
401-863-3822
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/yohuang

Robert Hurt

Professor of Engineering

Carbon materials, Environmental nanotechnology, Graphene, Materials in energy systems, Mesogenic materials, Nanotoxicology

Robert_Hurt@brown.edu
401-863-2685
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/rhurt

Nancy Jacobs

Professor of History

Colonial African history, Southern African history, Animal history, Environmental history, History of science

Nancy_Jacobs@brown.edu
401-863-9342
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/njacobs

Agnes Kane

Professor of Medical Science
Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Theme Leader, Human Health and Well-Being 

Environmental and human health impacts of nanoparticles, Environmental exposures and lung disease, Models for assessing toxicity of environmental pollutants

Agnes_Kane@brown.edu
401-863-1110
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/akane

Karl Kelsey

Professor of Epidemiology
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director of Center for Environmental Health and Technology

Molecular epidemiology, Biomarkers, Epigenetics

Karl_Kelsey@brown.edu
401-863-6420
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/ktkelsey

Jung-Eun Lee

Assistant Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

Chlorophyll fluorescence, Climate, Climate modeling, Crop yield and climate, Disease outbreaks and climate, Global water cycle, Mountains and climate, Paleoclimate, Plants and climate, Remote sensing, Stable isotopes

Jung-Eun_Lee@brown.edu
401-863-6465
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/jl322

John Bradley Marston

Professor of Physics

Climate modeling, Condensed matter theory, Fluid dynamics, Many-body physics, Nonequilibrium physics, Strong correlations

John_Marston@brown.edu
401-863-2061
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/jmarston

John Mustard

Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences
Professor of Environmental Studies

Earth, environmental and planetary processes, How the Earth is changing due to natural and human forces, Remote sensing, Spatial and temporal analysis of change

John_Mustard@brown.edu
401-863-1264
http://www.geo.brown.edu/research/Mustard/

G. Tayhas R. Palmore

Professor of Engineering
Professor of Chemistry

Batteries, Bioelectronics, Biomaterials, Capacitors, Electrochemisty, Energy, Enzymes, Fuel cells, Laccase, Materials

Tayhas_Palmore@brown.edu
401-863-2856
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/trpalmor

James Russell

Associate Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences
Theme Leader, Food and Water

Climate, Paleoclimate, Limnology, Tropics

James_Russell@brown.edu
401-863-6330
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/jarussel

Neil Safier

Associate Professor of History
Director of John Carter Brown Library

18th-century European colonialism, Brazil, South America

Neil_Safier@brown.edu
401-863-2725
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/nsafier

Peter van Dommelen

Joukowsky Family Professor of Archaeology and Professor of Anthropology
Director of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World

Archaeology, Ancient agriculture, Mediterranean, Soils

Peter_Van_Dommelen@brown.edu
401-863-2008
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/pvandomm

Gregory Wellenius

Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Air pollution, Climate change, Epidemiology, Public health

Gregory_Wellenius@brown.edu
401-863-9649
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/gwelleni

Visiting Fellows

Lenore Manderson

Visiting Professor of Environmental Studies

Medical anthropology, Environmental changes on infectious disease, Social determinants, Social aspects of biodiversity

Lenore_Manderson@brown.edu

https://vivo.brown.edu/display/lhmander

Siri Veland

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (Research)

Global environmental change, Indigenous issues, Risk perception, Climate change policy

Siri_Veland@brown.edu

https://vivo.brown.edu/display/sveland

Affiliate Fellows

Jeff Colgan

Richard Holbrooke Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies
Associate Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs

jeff_colgan@brown.edu

Justine Hastings

Associate Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs

Industrial organization, Energy markets, Environmental and public policy design

Justine_Hastings@brown.edu
401-863-2691
http://www.justinehastings.com/

Richard Locke

Provost
Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs

Globalization and labor standards, Sustainability, Global supply chains

Richard_Locke@brown.edu
401-863-2706
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/rmlocke

John Logan

Professor of Sociology
Director of Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences

Disaster, Urban sustainability, Population

John_Logan@brown.edu
401-863-2267
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/jlogan

David Savitz

Vice President for Research
Professor of Epidemiology
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Environmental influences on pregnancy, Children's environmental health, Health effects of nonionizing radiation

David_Savitz@brown.edu
401-863-6090
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/dsavitz

Katherine Smith

Associate Dean of Biology Undergraduate Education
Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Research)

Biogeography, Conservation medicine, Ecology, Environmental change, Global health, Infectious disease, Invasive species

Katherine_Smith@brown.edu
401-863-1266
http://www.katherinefsmith.com/

Eric Suuberg

C.V. Starr Professor of Technology Entrepreneurship
Professor of Engineering

eric_suuberg@brown.edu

Terrie Fox Wetle

Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice
Dean of the School of Public Health

Health of aging populations, Environmental impact on maintenance of healthy behaviors

Terrie_Wetle@brown.edu
401-863-9858
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/twetle

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