Russell Paul Lopez
Boston University School of Public Health
Stanford University. Bachelor of Science Applied Earth Sciences – Land Resources Planning 1979
Harvard University – Kennedy School of Government. Master of City and Regional Planning. Concentration in Housing and Community Development 1981
Boston University School of Public Health. Doctor of Science in Environmental Health. 2003. Dissertation: Racial Segregation, Poverty Differentials and Income Inequality: Impacts on Health and Environmental Exposure Disparities
Does economic restructuring disproportionately affect the environment of people of color? How do environmental inequities result in health disparities?
Sprawl’s impact on physical activity, obesity and how it differentially affects segments of the population. Environmental consequences of sprawl.
The effects of income inequality and increasing isolation of the poor on health and the environment.
Racial disparities in exposure to air toxics. Principal investigator, NIH
Geographic Information Systems and community-based health initiatives. Project Assistant, Boston University Office of Information Technology
2001 – Present. Boston University School of Public Health. EH 807. Urban Environmental Health. Masters level class focusing on health and environmental issues affecting contemporary US cities. Topics include: environmental justice, income inequality, sprawl, demographic change.
2003 – Present. Brown University – Watson Institute Scholars on the Environment. International Environmental Health Colloquium.
Harvard University. University of Massachusetts – Boston. Northeastern University. Tufts University. Clark University. Brown University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lopez. Segregation and Black/White Differences in Exposure to Air Toxics in 1990. Environmental Health Perspectives Supplements April 2002, Volume 110 (Supplement – 2):289-295.
Lopez and Hynes. Sprawl in the 1990s: Measurement, Distribution and Trends. Urban Affairs Review. January 2003 Volume 38 (3): 325-355
Lopez. Urban Sprawl and Risk of Being Overweight or Obese. American Public Health Association Journal. March 2003
MANUSCRIPTS SUBMITTED OR IN PREPARARTION
Segregation, Poverty Disparities and Racial Differences in Exposure to Air Toxics
Income Inequality and Self-Rated Health in U.S. Metropolitan Areas: A Multilevel Analysis
The Geography of Inequity: Segregation, Income Inequality and Sprawl
Does Immigration Cause Sprawl?
Sprawl and Per Capita Daily Vehicle Miles Traveled: Implications for Global Warming
People with Disabilities and Sprawl
Sprawl and Self-Rated Health
Urban Sprawl: Environmental and Health Implications
Urban Sprawl and Obesity.
Poor Health by Design
One Pathway to Ill Health: Urban Sprawl and the Risk of Being Physically
Urban Sprawl and Obesity Risk
1980 – 1981 Junior Planner, Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation,
FELLLOWSHIPS, HONORS, AWARDS
National Merit Scholar 1975
American Public Health Association (Assistant Program Planner –
Environment Section 2002)
COMMUNITY SERVICE (Past and Current)
Save the Harbor/Save the Bay (Member, Board of Directors 1996 –
Boston Society of Architects – sprawl and density issues