Elsie M. Sunderland

Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering in the Department of Environmental Health

Department of Environmental Health

My research group studies the  biogeochemistry of global contaminants.  We conduct both field studies and modeling to better characterize the cycling and fate of heavy metals and organic contaminants, and associated human exposures and risks. My group’s research includes developing models at a variety of scales, ranging from ecosystems to global applications, to help characterize the impacts of past and future changes in climate and environmental releases of contaminants on human and ecological health. We are always looking for talented new students and postdocs to join our group. For more information on our work please see:

My Research Group Web Page