School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences


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  • Susannah Barsom

    Susannah Barsom

    Lecturer, School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences
    Associate Director, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources

    BioSusannah Barsom joined the E-IPER staff in spring of 2016, and is the chief academic staff officer of E-IPER, with responsibility for overall program management. She works on program and curriculum development, student advising, and strategic planning, and collaborates with E-IPER and School colleagues to ensure effective management of the program.

    Before coming to Stanford, Sue was a faculty member at The Pennsylvania State University, where she served in the Sustainability Institute as Director of Academic Programs and, prior to that, in the Department of Biobehavioral Health. A biological anthropologist with degrees in anthropology from Wellesley College (BA), the University of Arizona (MA) and Penn State University (PhD), Sue has focused her research on human reproductive ecology and women’s reproductive health in North American and Venezuelan populations. More recently she has been engaged in research on sustainability education.

    Having spent her formative years in Laramie, Wyoming, Sue is glad to be back in the West after a long absence. When she's not working on E-IPER projects, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and appreciating the outdoors—bicycling, hiking, gardening, and most other activities on offer.

  • Laura Bloomfield

    Laura Bloomfield

    MD Student, expected graduation Spring 2020
    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources
    MSTP Student

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsLaura studies how land-use changes facilitate interactions between people and wildlife affecting infectious disease emergence. She currently focuses on the spatial dispersion and transmission of zoonotic and vector-borne diseases along and between human and non-human primate networks.

  • Nina Brooks

    Nina Brooks

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources
    Master of Arts Student in Economics, admitted Spring 2019

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsNina’s research interests lie at the intersection of environmental, health, and development economics and she is broadly interested in the social and environmental determinants of population health. Her dissertation looks at the health and environmental externalities of brick manufacturing in Bangladesh. Her other work is focused on reproductive health access and policies in Sub-Saharan Africa and in Israel.

  • Nicole Buckley

    Nicole Buckley

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    BioNic studies rural land use change and governance in the context of rangeland ecology and management. Her research interests include environmental governance, habitat conservation, payments for ecosystem services, social-ecological systems, and conservation program design. Before graduate school, she worked as Campaign Director for the Northern Sierra Partnership project at The Nature Conservancy and as Assistant Director of the Aspen Institute’s Energy & Environment Program.