Katherine Dickinson, PhD

  • Katherine  Dickinson
    Katherine Dickinson
    EAP Affiliate

Katherine Dickinson, PhD

Professor, University of Colorado Boulder

An environmental economist by training, Dr. Dickinson’s interdisciplinary research examines human behaviors and decision making in the face of environmental and health risks. She is particularly interested in the role of social interactions and social networks in shaping risk perceptions and behaviors. Several past and current projects have addressed problems at the nexus of environmental quality, economic development, and human health, including sanitation in India, malaria in Tanzania, and improved cookstoves in Ghana. Other branches of research look at responses to natural hazards, including wildfire and hurricanes, and vector-borne disease risks in the US. 

Katie received BS and MS degrees in Earth Systems from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University in 2008. She did her postdoctoral training as a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society scholar at the University of Wisconsin from 2008 to 2010, and at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) from 2010 to 2013. Before joining EOH, Katie spent four years as a Research Scientist/Project Scientist with joint positions at NCAR and CU Boulder.  

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