Faculty Profile

Natalie  Sampson, Ph.D.

Natalie Sampson, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor, College of Education, Health and Human Services, University of Michigan Dearborn
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education
  • 19000 Hubbard Drive
  • D9 FCS
  • Dearborn, Michigan 48126

Dr. Natalie Sampson works to understand and address the public health implications of land use and infrastructure. She conducts research with community, academic, and agency partners in an effort to remove structural inequities in environmental decision-making. She prioritizes action-oriented approaches and relies on diverse qualitative and quantitative methods, including concept mapping, photovoice, and health impact assessment.  Dr. Sampson also co-founded the Environmental Health Reseach-to-Action Youth Academy with community and academic partners to build intergenerational capacity in community science and policy advocacy to address environmental racism. She is currently the Chair-Elect of the American Public Health Association’s Environment Section and teaches courses in environmental health and community organizing.

  • Ph.D., Health Behavior Health Education, University of Michigan
  • M.P.H., Health Promotion, Portland State University
  • B.S., Environmental Studies, University of Michigan