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Sara Grineski

Sara Grineski

IGERT in Urban Ecology Fellow, School of Social and Family Dynamics

segrineski@utep.edu

915-747-5740

Sociology and Anthropology
University of Texas at El Paso
Old Main Building Room 108
El Paso, TX 79968
USA

Titles

  • IGERT in Urban Ecology Fellow, School of Social and Family Dynamics

External Links

Journal Articles

2010

Grineski, S. E., J. G. Staniswalis, Y. Peng and C. M. Atkinson-Palombo. 2010. Children’s asthma hospitalizations and relative risk due to nitrogen dioxide (NO2): Effect modification by race, ethnicity, and insurance status. Environmental Research 110(2):178-188. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2009.10.012. (link )

2009

Grineski, S. E. 2009. Human-environment interactions and environmental justice: How do diverse parents of asthmatic children minimize hazards?. Society and Natural Resources 22(8):727-743. DOI: 10.1080/08941920802001077. (link )

2007

Grineski, S. E., B. Bolin and C. G. Boone. 2007. Criteria air pollution and marginalized populations: Environmental inequity in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. Social Science Quarterly 88(2):535-554. (link )

2005

Bolin, B., S. E. Grineski and T. W. Collins. 2005. Geography of despair: Environmental racism and the making of south Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Human Ecology Review 12(2):155-167. (link )

2003

Grineski, S. E. 2003. Towards an integrative urban ecology: Voices from IGERTs. Bulletin for the Ecological Society of America 84(4):200-215. (link )

Book Chapters

In Press

Bolin, B., S. E. Grineski and E. J. Hackett. Environmental injustice in the urban Southwest: A case study of Phoenix, Arizona. In: Malloy, R., F. Brock, A. Floyd, E. Livingston and R. Webb eds., Design with the Desert: Conservation and Sustainable Development. Taylor and Frances.

Posters

2005

Grineski, S. E. 2005. Children's vulnerability to unmanaged asthma in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Poster presented at the 19 January 2005 CAP LTER Seventh Annual Poster Symposium, International Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2004

Bolin, B. and S. E. Grineski. 2004. South Phoenix and the geography of exclusion: Past and present. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. (link )

Grineski, S. E. 2004. Race, class and tuberculosis in historical Phoenix. Poster presented at the February 20 Graduates in Earth, Life and Social Sciences Meeting, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2003

Bolin, B., J. Smith, E. J. Hackett, S. E. Grineski, T. W. Collins, N. Vuppaladadium and J. J. Kronenfeld. 2003. Toxic tracts: A historical geography of environmental inequality in Phoenix, Arizona. Presented at February 19, 2003, CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Jones, T., A. J. Brazel, C. Eisinger, S. L. Harlan, B. C. Hedquist, S. E. Grineski, D. Jenerette, L. Larsen, M. A. Lord, J. Parker, L. Prashad, N. J. Selover, W. L. Stefanov and D. Zeigler. 2003. Neighborhood ecosystems: Human-vegetation-climate interactions in a desert metropolis. Poster presented February 19, 2003, CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2002

Bolin, B., A. J. Brazel, T. W. Collins, S. E. Grineski, E. J. Hackett and M. O'Donnell. 2002. Community-based research: Environmental conditions, human health, and the quality of life. Poster presented at the January 17, 2002, CAP LTER Fourth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Nelson, A. L., B. Bolin, E. J. Hackett, J. Smith and S. E. Grineski. 2002. Sunbelt toxics: Industrial polluters in Phoenix, Arizona. Poster presented at January 17, 2002, CAP LTER Fourth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Presentations

2006

Grineski, S. E. 2006. Spatial patterns in asthma, socio-economics, and air pollution in Phoenix. Presented February 1 at the Maricopa County Asthma Coalition Meeting for the American Lung Association, Phoenix, AZ.

2005

Collins, T. W. and S. E. Grineski. 2005. Wildland-urban interface fire hazard vulnerability in the Arizona's White Mountains. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, CO.

Grineski, S. E. 2005. Social and spatial dimensions of childhood asthma in Phoenix, AZ. Presented at the January 11 meeting of the Pacific Coast Geographers, Phoenix, AZ.

Grineski, S. E. 2005. Temporal trends in air pollution and asthma hospitalizations in Phoenix. Presented December 1 at the Maricopa County Asthma Coalition Meeting for the American Lung Association, Phoenix, AZ.

Grineski, S. E., B. Bolin and V. Agadjanian. 2005. Tuberculosis and urban growth: Class, race and disease in early Phoenix, Arizona. Presented at the "Medicalize bodies and suffering" August 15 meeting of the American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA.

2004

Harlan, S. L., A. J. Brazel, W. L. Stefanov, L. Larsen, S. E. Grineski, N. S. Jones, J. Parker and L. Prashad. 2004. Inequality for the 21st century: Social class, ethnicity, and vulnerability to climate change. Presentation 15-18 April 2004 at the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Harlan, S. L., A. J. Brazel, W. L. Stefanov, L. Prashad, S. E. Grineski, T. Jones and J. Parker. 2004. An interdisciplinary investigation of social class, ethnicity, and exposure to urban climate change. Presentation at the Globalization and the Environmental Justice Movement Symposium, Tucson, AZ.

2003

Grineski, S. E. 2003. Community-University collaboration in an environmental justice neighborhood: Sociologist as advocate. Paper presented April at the Pacific Sociological Association,Pasadena, CA.

Grineski, S. E. 2003. Hazards and health: A community's struggle for justice. Paper presented July at CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems: Science in the Stables Seminar, Canberra, ACT, Australia, Brisbane.

Grineski, S. E., J. J. Kronenfeld and B. Bolin. 2003. In the face of uncertainty: Health hazards and statistical significance. Paper presented at Environment, Technology and Society Session of the ASA, Atlanta, GA.

2002

Collins, T. W. and S. E. Grineski. 2002. Urban hazard vulnerability community-based research. Presented at the 27th Annual Hazards Research and Applications Workshop, Boulder, CO.

2001

Bolin, B., A. L. Nelson, C. S. Smith, E. J. Hackett, K. Pijawka, E. Sadalla, M. O'Donnell, S. E. Grineski, T. W. Collins and D. Sicotte. 2001. Environmental equity in Phoenix, Arizona: The spatial distributions of hazardous facilities and vulnerable populations. Paper presented at 29-31 October 2001 Annual Federal State Toxicology and Risk Analysis Committee Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Reports

2006

Grineski, S. E. 2006. Social vulnerability, environmental inequality and childhood asthma in Phoenix, Arizona. Grant Agency: St. Luke's Health Initiatives. (link )

Thesis (PhD)

2006

Grineski, S. E. 2006. Social vulnerability, environmental inequality and childhood asthma in Phoenix, Arizona. PhD dissertation. Arizona State University. (link )