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Devon C. Payne-Sturges, Dr.P.H.

I am an Associate Professor with the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health at the University of Maryland, School of Public Health. I also hold joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

I am energized by the challenge of cumulative environmental health risks and social disparities in environmental health because these issues are difficult, complicated and sometimes controversial, from both science and policy perspectives.

My research interests are children's environmental health, environmental-health disparities, cumulative risk, and policy reform.

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"Count Chemicals, not just Calories"


August 26, 2023 • Free school supplies and a lesson about the importance of clean indoor air. RESPIRAR Project hosted a DIY Corsi-Rosenthal box air filter build at the Fresh Start: Wicomico County Back To School Event in Salisbury with help from Salisbury University CAMP students 

October 19, 2022

Dr. Devon Payne-Sturges has been awarded $3.7M NIH Grant to fund Study of Structural Racism, Pandemic Effects on Farmworkers. Research Will Focus on Residential Air Quality, State Policies and Legal Protections.

September 12, 2022

Featured presentation in EDF’s new Cumulative Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF) webinar.

2022 BESS Participants at the Black Archives Museum in Amsterdam, NE.

July 6th, 2022

Dr. Payne-Sturges attends 2022 Black Europe Summer School(BESS) where she also presents invited talk, "But They Are Not Our Children," Observations on Environmental Justice and Theoretical Approaches from U.S. Perspective.

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