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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"


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.

August 23, 2022

Embracing the Complexity of Environmental Health Challenges, Dr. Payne-Sturges is featured as success story featured on the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences.

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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