Maggie Sugg

Education: Ph.D., Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015; M.A., Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011; B.S., Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008. Research: My current research focuses on the spatiotemporal patterns of environmental health illnesses and how these patterns relate to environmental, socioeconomic, and climatic determinants. This research is guided by the social-ecological approach of vulnerability theory, which investigates the complex interplay between the environmental and social/economic aspects of a community. Using this theory, my research provides insights into the etiology of environmental-health diseases, highlighting both at risk populations and the environmental conditions that lead to adverse health outcomes. Presently, I have three main topical research interests: 1.) Environmental Exposure and Wearable Sensor Technology 2.) Mental Distress among Adolescents 3.) Indicators of Vulnerability and Resilience in the southeastern US.

There are 2 included publications by Maggie Sugg :

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Climate, Environment, And Public Health In Western North Carolina 2021 50 The frequency and severity of extreme weather events are expected to increase in the context of a changing climate. Populations across the globe are vulnerable and already experiencing the health effects of a changing climate. Western North Carolina ...
The Journal Of The Blue Cross NC Institute For Health & Human Services: Volume 1 2021 513 Welcome to our Inaugural Issue! The Blue Cross NC Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS), housed administratively under the Beaver College of Health Sciences, is one of only two institutes at Appalachian State University. The Vision of the IH...