Mary Collins

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Mary Collins is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship with SESYNC in 2015, prior to moving to SUNY to begin teaching and expanding her research program. From a sociological perspective, she is interested in the interdependence of social and ecological systems, particularly related to issues of equity and justice in the context of human health. Mary’s research areas include theorization of the environment-society interface, environmental disproportionality at various spatial scales, environmental health inequality, environmental justice, technological environmental risk perception, collaborative dispute resolution in environmental disaster recovery, and quantitative modeling methods. The vast majority of her work relies on large-data, computational, social-science approaches.

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2013 - 2015
Areas of Expertise
environmental sociology
Bayesian analyses
computational social science
Research Interests
environmental justice
environment and human health
Methods of Expertise
Bayesian modeling
geospatial analysis
artificial intelligence
synthesis of environmental and social data