Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1710 University Ave., Room 246
Madison, WI 53726 USA
Suzanne Gaulocher is working toward a PhD with the Nelson Institute in Environment and Resources. She received a master's degree from Oregon State University in medical anthropology in 2001, and a master of public health degree from the University of Wisconsin's School of Medicine and Public Health in 2005. Suzanne combines approaches from both of these disciplines into her research and practice in the US and abroad. Her work thus far has centered on increasing knowledge that supports the intersection between health and place research with a focus on disparity.
Suzanne just completed a 2-year fellowship with University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute. During this fellowship she was placed with Public Health Madison Dane County in the Health Promotion Program. In her work, Suzanne has been building upon a framework that addresses interconnected human and non-human systems in order to positively impact human health outcomes. To do this she uses Community-based Participatory Research techniques to engage with community members, stakeholders and built environment professionals to learn how people use place; health supports and barriers are assessed and findings translated into action.
During her PhD program, Suzanne will be working toward a Certificate in Global Health. This Certificate and the PhD program will provide opportunities for her to increase understanding about compatible sharing processes that align with the interests and beliefs of local geographies. Gaining a better understanding of local knowledge and translating that knowledge back to the community AND stakeholders will improve health and well being of people and the environment.