Research Team & Community Supporters

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Research Staff

University of Utah faculty leading the research team:

Dr, Barbara Brown, Professor, Environmental psychologist, Family & Consumer Studies Department, University of Utah

Dr. Carol Werner, Professor, Social psychologist, Psychology Department, University of Utah

Dr. Ken Smith, Professor, Demographer, Family & Consumer Studies Department and Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

Harvey Miller, Professor, Geographer, Geography Department, University of Utah

Graduate Students

Austin Strebel, FCS Department, University of Utah

Calvin Tribby, Geography Department, University of Utah

Alyssa Messina, Psychology Department, University of Utah

Project Manager

FCS Department, University of Utah

Support Staff

Jean Wolf and Laura Wilson, GeoStats

Melissa Warner, The University of Utah DIGIT lab

Josh Shupe, Computing Lab Manager, The University of Utah College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Research Assistants

We collaborate with a wide range of students, interns, and employees.  All have passed a research ethics training course and a background check.  We are proud to be working with Mike, Laura, Julie, Dianna, Sam, Israel, Georgette, Lauren, Amanda, Johanna, Fernanda, Victor, Daniel, Nathan, Ryan, Alyssa, Angela, Nancy, Matt, and Ted.

Community Supporters

Mayor Ralph Becker, Salt Lake City

Maria Garciaz, Neighborworks

Dave Patton, Utah Department of Health

Kay Cameron, Northwest Recreation Center

Heather Aiono, Community Faces of Utah

Kyle LaMalfa, Salt Lake City Council