I use engineering tools to explore public health questions. My primary interests are energy and water quality.
past and ongoing research questions and projects are organized below
along with relevant publications. Article proofs are linked here.
| Energy and health|
hydroelectric development for methylmercury impacts on indigenous
communities, centered around the case of the Labrador Inuit impacted by
the Lower Churchill Project, Canada
impacts of climate change and hydroelectric devleopment on the
accumulation of methylmercury in traditional foods of indigenous people
| Water-food nexus|
- What is the role of freshwater inputs in methylmercury accumulation in northern coastal food webs?
food advisories to limit exposures to environmental conaminants
health-protective? What are the nutritional impacts among indigenous
Drinking water policy
and risk analysis
is the future of drinking water? Analytical methods are improving much
faster than toxicological models, presenting regulators with a puzzle
as precautionary regulation becomes increasingly infeasible. How can
regulators address expectations of water ‘purity’, and how does this
work in practice?
drinking water regulation internally consistent? Is it a rational
conjugation of risks, benefits and costs? How do the costs of health
risks from drinking water contaminants compare to the costs of
obtaining better information about what to regulate?
do environmental advocates in Canada call for greater centralization of
drinking water responsibility? Would it improve outcomes?
| Wastewater treatment and
modelling of a novel type of wastewater treatment reactor to determine
the geometries and operating parameters that will achieve indended