Professor Tony G. Reames has been selected as a JPB Environmental Health (EH) Fellow by Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Professor Reames conducts research in the emerging field of energy justice and directs the Urban Energy Justice Lab at SEAS. During the JPB EH Fellowship, he will engage in community-based participatory research, primarily in Detroit, working to connect the dots between residential energy affordability, the built environment, and public health and well-being.
Through a competitive selection process, 15 new JPB EH Fellowships (11 to Junior Faculty and 4 to Federal Agency Research Scientists) were awarded on October 1, 2018. Over a three-year period, Fellows will receive up to $240,000, mentoring, and training in methods, skills, new technologies, leadership and communications. Funded by the JPB Foundation, the JPB EH Fellowship supports a new generation of Environmental Health scholars who are committed to developing solutions and supporting policy changes that address environmental, social, and economic health disparities in the United States. JPB EH Fellows are engaged in rigorous interdisciplinary research on the social and physical determinants of environmental health disparities in vulnerable communities.