Julie A. Gonzalez

Environmental Justice Postdoctoral Fellow, CECE

Julie A. Gonzalez is an Environmental Justice Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Environment, Community, & Equity. She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Demography from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her doctoral research explored the complex relationships between air pollution, maximum air temperature, and mortality rates from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases across the United States between 2010 and 2019. Using Negative Binomial Generalized Linear Models, her dissertation provided insights into the temporal and geographical variations affecting health outcomes, with a particular focus on how these are influenced by sociodemographic factors.

Gonzalez’s research interests include demographic analysis, spatial demography, and the intersections between the environment and population health. She is interested in understanding how climate change impacts various communities, with a special focus on issues of equity and environmental justice. Her work employs a multidisciplinary approach to address the pressing public health challenges posed by environmental factors such as air pollution and climate-induced temperature variations.

Julie’s work is characterized by a strong commitment to advancing environmental health research through innovative methodologies and collaborative efforts, aiming to develop effective solutions that are both scientifically rigorous and socially equitable.

Current Projects

  • Tracking climate change migration patterns within the D.C. Metro Area.
  • Collaborating with NASA Langley to utilize satellite data for analyzing the health impacts of air pollution.