Sc.D., 2011, Harvard School of Public Health
M.S., 2007, Harvard School of Public Health
B.S., 2000, Northwestern University
Fuller Curriculum Vitae
Christina H. Fuller (ScD) is an environmental health scientist dedicated to research that investigates relevant questions concerning environmental exposures and impacts. Her research aligns three related areas: (1) fate and transport of particles and gases in the environment; (2) disproportionate burden of environmental exposures and outcomes on marginalized populations; and (3) devising and testing novel solutions to near-roadway particulate matter exposures. Dr. Fuller is dedicated to community engagement in research and the democratization of information that promotes environmental equity.
Dr. Fuller has been Principal and Co-Investigator on multiple studies of air pollution and related exposures in urban centers in the United States and abroad. Currently, she leads a study in the Atlanta metro area testing the ability for near-roadway vegetative barriers to mitigate particulate matter exposures. She also examines the joint effects of air pollution and social factors on cardiovascular health in diverse populations. She was a Co-Investigator with the Environmental Health Core of the School of Public Health’s Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research (CoEx) where she led projects characterizing relationships between air quality, transportation and demographic factors. Her work has been funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIHMD), the Centers for Disease Control and the JPB Foundation. She is co-editor of the recent book Ambient Combustion Ultrafine Particles and Health that summarizes the emerging issue of ambient ultrafine particles derived from combustion sources and their health effects.
Dr. Fuller teaches courses on exposure assessment, environmental justice and environmental health at both graduate and undergraduate levels. She is an active member of the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES), the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) and is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. She actively engages in a variety of translational research activities through community environmental education and board service.
1. Brugge D, Fuller CH editors: Ambient Combustion-Related Ultrafine Particles and Health. 1st edition. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers; 2021.
2. Fuller CH, Brugge D: Environmental justice and traffic-related air pollution. In: Traffic-related Air Pollution: Emissions, Human Exposures, and Health. Edited by Khreis H, Nieuwenhuijsen M, Zietsman J Ramani T: Elsevier; 2020.
3. Hemphill Fuller C, ^Reisner E, Meglio D, Brugge D: Challenges of using CBPR to research and solve environmental health problems. In: Participatory Partnerships for Social Action and Research. Edited by Harter L, Hamel-Lambert J, Millesen J, vol. 1: Kendall Hunt; 2011: 31-48.
Note: Awarded the 2012 Distinguished Edited Book Award given by the Applied Communication Division of the National Communications Association
4. Jennings V, Reid C, Fuller CH: Green Infrastructure Can Limit but Not Solve Air Pollution Injustice. Nature Communications 2021 (invited, accepted)
5. Roblin DW, *Jones JW, Fuller CH: Pollen Exposure and Associated Healthcare Utilization: A Population-based Study Using HMO Data in the Washington, DC Area. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 2021. (refereed)
6. Jelks NO, Smith-Perry DJ, Fuller CH, Stauber C. Participatory research in Northwest Atlanta’s Proctor Creek Watershed: Using photovoice to explore environmental health risks at the water’s edge. Health & place. 2020;66:102444. (refereed)
7. Fuller CH, *Jones JW, Roblin DW: Evaluating changes in ambient ozone and respiratory-related healthcare utilization in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Environmental research 2020; 186: 109603. (refereed)
8. Fuller CH, Appleton AA, *Bulsara PJ, O’Neill MS, Chang HH, Sarnat JA, Falcón LM, Tucker KL, Brugge D: Sex differences in the interaction of short-term particulate matter exposure and psychosocial stress on C-reactive protein in a Puerto Rican cohort. Social Science & Medicine- Population Health 2019; 9: 100500. (refereed)
9. Fuller CH, Roblin D, *Jones J: Utilizing Syndromic Surveillance to Evaluate the Respiratory Effects of Fine Particulate Matter. Ann Am Thorac Soc 2019;16(7):930-3. (refereed)
10. Thanikachalam M, Fuller CH, Lane KJ, Sunderarajan J, Harivanzan V, Brugge D, Thanikachalam S: Urban environment as an independent predictor of insulin resistance in a South Asian population. International journal of health geographics 2019, 18(1):5. (refereed)
11. Fuller CH, O’Neill MS, Sarnat JA, Chang HH, Tucker KL, Brugge D: Short- and medium-term associations of particle number concentration with cardiovascular markers in a Puerto Rican cohort. Environmental research 2018, 166:595-601. (refereed)
12. *Jelks NO, Hawthorne TL, Dai D, Fuller CH, Stauber C: Mapping the Hidden Hazards: Community-Led Spatial Data Collection of Street-Level Environmental Stressors in a Degraded, Urban Watershed. International journal of environmental research and public health 2018, 15(4). (refereed)
13. Olvera Alvarez HA, Appleton AA, Fuller CH, Belcourt A, Kubzansky LD: An Integrated Socio-Environmental Model of Health and Well-Being: a Conceptual Framework Exploring the Joint Contribution of Environmental and Social Exposures to Health and Disease Over the Life Span. Curr Environ Health Rep 2018, 5(2):233-243. (refereed)
14. Fuller CH, *Feeser KR, Sarnat JA, O’Neill MS: Air pollution, cardiovascular endpoints and susceptibility by stress and material resources: a systematic review of the evidence. Environmental Health 2017, 16(1):58. (refereed)
15. Fuller CH, *Carter DR, Hayat MJ, Baldauf R, ^Hull RW: Phenology of a Vegetation Barrier and Resulting Impacts on Near-Highway Particle Number and Black Carbon Concentrations on a School Campus. International journal of environmental research and public health 2017, 14(2). (refereed)
Storybench/Northeastern University’s School of Journalism. “How journalists use the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory to report on environmental justice.” Reporter Saima Sidik. May 4, 2021. https://www.storybench.org/how-journalists-use-the-epas-toxics-release-inventory-to-report-on-environmental-justice/
Popular Science. “Tiny air pollutants may come from different sources, but they all show a similar biased trend.” Reporter Ellie Shechet. April 28, 2021. https://www.popsci.com/story/health/air-pollution-unequal-exposure-us/
CBS46 News. “How does the Coronavirus vaccine affect the environment?” Producer Rhiannon Youngbauer. Aired on February 9, 2021. https://youtu.be/zlRS0krRwCk (link to video on YouTube)
Georgia State University Research Magazine. “I Can’t Breathe” The Connection Between Air Pollution, Systemic Racism and COVID-19. Reporter Kamille D. Whittaker. November 2020. https://news.gsu.edu/research-magazine/the-problem-we-all-live-with-systemic-racism-public-health/#i-cant-breathe
Mother Jones. How trees can help us fight a pandemic. Reporter Rebecca Leber. July 27, 2020. https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2020/07/how-trees-can-help-us-fight-a-pandemic/
Mothers & Others for Clean Air: Clean Air Conversations – Air Pollution, COVID-19, & Environmental Racism. June 11, 2020.
Georgia State University Research Podcast. “How Trees Trap Air Pollution.” Reporter Jennifer Rainey Marquez. April 22, 2020. https://news.gsu.edu/podcast/how-trees-trap-pollution/ (link to podcast)
WABE 90.1 FM. “Atlanta Researcher Looks To Trees To Help Ease Highway Air Pollution.” Reporter Molly Samuel. November 5, 2019. https://www.wabe.org/atlanta-researcher-looks-to-trees-to-help-ease-highway-air-pollution/ (online and audio stories)