Jamie completed her doctorate in environmental health at the School of Engineering where she was part of the innovative Water: Systems, Science and Society program at Tufts that encourages the use of interdisciplinary tools and perspectives to manage a variety of water resource issues. Her research focused on the geochemical controls on uranium mobilization in waste burdened mining communities of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico. Because ingestion of soluble uranium results in renal toxicity, her research incluced the integration of field, laboratory, and GIS data to help identify high risk exposure areas that may be contributing to adverse human health impacts. This work was part of an ongoing community based participatory research (CBPR) collaboration with the University of New Mexico Community Environmental Health Program and Eastern Navajo Health Board. Prior to her work at Tufts, Jamie earned a B.A. in geology from Skidmore College and an M.S. in Earth Science from Dartmouth College, where she studied the transport and geochemistry of naturally occurring arsenic from a former landfill in southeastern New Hampshire. In addition to her current work with the Navajo, Jamie remains passionate about issues of naturally occurring arsenic, particularly in private water supplies. She volunteers her time with students and communities regarding this prevalent environmental health concern at the local and international scale. Jamie is currently consulting for an innovative engineering firm, Geosyntec consultants, where she is focusing on remedial technology design and implementation for uranium and metals contaminated sites.
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