Dana Boyd Barr, Ph.D.
Rollins School of Public Health
1518 Clifton Road NE. Room 2007
Atlanta, GA 30322
Title Position: Research Professor
Department: Environmental Health
Past Work in Hispanic/Latino Health:
U.S.: Dr. Barr has worked with two migrant farmworker cohorts: one in southern California and one in North Carolina. She has primarily investigated pesticide exposure, the use of personal protective equipment, and behaviors related to these exposures and neurological outcomes.
Latin America: Dr. Barr has conducted pesticide exposure work with farmworker populations in Ecuador, Chile, and Colombia.
Current Work in Hispanic/Latino Health:
Projects: PACE4 Study evaluating behavioral predictors of pesticide exposure in migrant farmers in North Carolina.
Opportunities for Students:
Dr. Barr mentors students' research abroad in places like Ecuador and Columbia. In the past, she has had two students go to Latin American countries to assist in sample collection in Floriculturist farmworker studies and transfer analytical methods for measurement of pesticides in biological samples. In addition, Dr. Barr supports student collaboration in Latin America through Global Field Experiences in Ecuador. Dr. Barr supervises student as they develop skills in laboratory-based applications such as measurements of pesticide exposure.
|Course Title:||Course Offered:||Description|
|EH 527: Biomarkers in Environmental Public Health||Spring||This course uses biomarker data generated from Latino population studies.|
|Name: Colombia Floriculturist Association in Colombia|