Assistant Professor, UA Soil, Water and Environmental Science with a joint appointment in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health’s Division of Community, Environment and Policy
Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta is an assistant professor of Soil, Water and Environmental Science (SWES) with a joint appointment in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health’s Division of Community, Environment and Policy at the University of Arizona (UA). She is trained across various fields and is a transdisciplinary researcher in the purest sense. The goals of her research program are two-fold: to develop a fundamental understanding of the fate and transport of contaminants in the environment and to design effective risk communication and data report-back strategies to improve environmental health literacy and education.
Mónica is dedicated to early academic outreach to underrepresented students and engaging underserved communities whose lives are affected by environmental health issues with increasing prevalence. She has been successful in reaching underserved populations and has previously facilitated community-academic partnerships in Arizona and Massachusetts. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences recognized her work and she received the 14th annual Karen Wetterhan Award.
Mónica received a BA degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, a BA degree in Studio Art (Photography), and a Master’s of Public Administration from Columbia University. She received her PhD from the UA in SWES (with a minor in Art) and completed a postdoctoral fellowship with a medical sociologist in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University.