Lori joins the Brennan lab as a postdoctoral trainee in the Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine Program. She is interested in how people use, make sense of, and apply information about environmental health risks. Her dissertation research applied a health behavior theory to understand how arsenic information and personal experience were related to their personal understandings, judgments of water safety, opinions about policies to reduce arsenic, and protective responses to reduce arsenic exposure. Long ago, she earned a BS in biology at Iowa State University, taught biology and general science, and was a project specialist in the UW-Madison Botany program. She recently completed a joint PhD between the Land Resources program in the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies program and the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives in Oregon (Wisconsin) with husband Mark. Sons Bjorn and Rolf are respectively in their last year in college and high school. Lori enjoys gardening, walking, and traveling.
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