Joseph Hoover

Assistant Professor, Environmental Science

Member of the Graduate Faculty

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Science and faculty affiliate with the Indigenous Resilience Center at the University of Arizona. I co-directs (MPI) the Center for Native Environmental Health Equity Research at the University of New Mexico (2020-2025), a National Institutes of Health Center of Excellence for Environmental Health Disparities. As an environmental scientist, my line of research emphasizes 1) spatial modeling of potential exposure to environmental contaminants, principally through drinking water; 2) visualization and communication of chemical, environmental, and water quality information; and 3) health impacts of environmental exposures. I received a Masters Degree in Geography from the University of Arizona in 2009, and a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Denver in 2012. He then completed a National Institutes of Health funded IRACDA post-doctoral fellowship with the Community Environmental Health Program at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He has held faculty appointments at the University of New Mexico, Montana State University Billings, and joined the University of Arizona faculty in Fall 2022.

Offering Research Opportunities?


Prerequisite Courses

Interest in developing skills in environmental justice; trans-disciplinary and team science projects; community engagement; GIS and spatial analysis; water quality and water resources

Majors Considered

Environmental Science, Geography, Public Health, Epidemiology

Types of Opportunities

Description of Opportunity

No description given

Start Date

January 2024

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