NH Department of Health and Human Services, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-1106
- B.S., Biology and Environmental Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
- Ph.D., Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. Kathleen Bush is the Program Manager for the Environmental Public Health Tracking Program at New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services. She also serves as support staff for the NH Climate and Health Program. Both programs are federally funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Bush is an environmental epidemiologist, with a Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Her research focuses on the linkages between environmental quality and human health and utilizes a variety of statistical and geospatial methods.
Dr. Kathleen Bush is an external affiliate of the Center for the Environment, her research focuses on environmental exposures and human health outcomes. Current projects provide data that will support real-time warning systems related to temperature and precipitation extremes with the goal of reducing the risk of adverse health impacts. Additional work focuses on the impacts of climate change, community resilience, and water quality in the Northeast.
Prior to joining Plymouth State University, Dr. Bush completed an ASPPH/EPA Environmental Health Fellowship at the US EPA in Research Triangle Park, NC working on EnviroAtlas to demonstrate the linkages between ecosystem services and human health. Dr. Bush is committed to protecting human health, and providing high-quality environmental health data to inform decision making.