Lehman's Fulbright Scholars
Dr. Juliana Maantay, Professor, Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geospatial Sciences
My research focuses on the spatial analysis of environmental health justice; land use and health impacts; urban hazards and risk assessment; and community-based participatory planning. I received a Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award to study health and the built environment in Glasgow, Scotland, at the Mackintosh School of Architecture. This resulted in a number of public presentations and publications on my research there, expanding upon my book, “GIS for the Urban Environment.” I’m also a Research Scientist with the NOAA-CREST Center, where I’m spearheading work on the public health impacts of climate change.
Dr. Edward Kennelly, Department of Biological Sciences
My research interest is in the area of biologically active phytochemicals. Plants produce a myriad of unusual compounds that are not used for primary metabolism, but are thought to be used for plant survival to various environmental challenges. The biological activities of these phytochemicals, also known as secondary products or natural products, have been harnessed by humans for millennia as medicines. The research conducted in my laboratory examines phytochemicals for novel biological actions. I am specifically interested in phytochemicals with antioxidant activity that may help to prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Sarah Ohmer, Department of Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies
A recent Fulbright Scholarship recipient, my proposal, Witnessing Black Women's Traumas: Ritual and Creativity-Based Activism in Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro, took me to Brazil, where I researched the arts as therapy for trauma.