Dr. Katherine (Katie) Dickinson is an Assistant Professor in the Colorado School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Colorado. An environmental economist by training, her interdisciplinary research examines human behaviors and decision making in the face of environmental and health risks. She is particularly interested in the role of social interactions and social networks in shaping risk perceptions and behaviors. Several past and current projects have addressed problems at the nexus of environmental quality, economic development, and human health, including improved cookstoves in Ghana, sanitation in India, and malaria in Tanzania. Katie received BS and MS degrees in Earth Systems from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University in 2008. Before joining EOH, Katie spent four years as a Research Scientist/Project Scientist with joint positions at NCAR and CU Boulder.