2017 Fall Forum: Health and the Environment in North Carolina

Environmental Health Scholars Program at Duke University

Christopher Heaney

Ph.D., M.S.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Christopher Heaney is Assistant Professor of Environmental Health & Engineering and Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and directs the Johns Hopkins Environmental Health Microbiology and Immunology Laboratory (JH-EHMIL). His research bridges the molecular and population-based sciences to advance understanding of environmentally-mediated impacts on health and well-being, particularly community land use, waste disposal, and food animal production practices.  In partnership with the Rural Empowerment Association for Community Help (REACH), he has conducted epidemiologic studies of exposure to antimicrobial resistant bacteria and infection among livestock operation workers and their household contacts in North Carolina. A major focus of his work is on building community-driven research partnerships whereby community members meaningfully participate in the prioritization of research questions, study conception and design, data collection, and results dissemination and communication.