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CSDE Seminar Series

Population Research Discovery Seminars

Nature Contact and Human Well-Being: Interdisciplinary Approaches and Community Partnerships

Greg Bratman, Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington

Parrington Hall Room 360

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12:30-1:30 PM PT

360 Parrington Hall


Population Health Initiative

In this talk, Dr. Bratman will describe the work that is conducted by the Environment and Well-Being Lab at the University of Washington. This research takes place at the nexus of psychology, public health, and ecology, and uses a variety of approaches to understand how nature experience impacts human well-being – including cognitive function, mood, emotion regulation, and other outcomes – with an emphasis on people living in urban environments. Dr. Bratman and his lab members also develop proposals to integrate these effects into ecosystem service studies and work in collaborations with community partners, NGOs, local governments, and other decision-makers to put the science into practice with efforts that aim to address health inequities.

Dr. Gregory Bratman is Assistant Professor of Nature, Health, and Recreation in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at UW, where he is the Director of the Environment and Well-Being Lab. He holds adjunct positions in the School of Public Health and Department of Psychology, and is a member of the second cohort of JPB Environmental Health Fellows through the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Bratman is the Director of UW Nature & Health, a member organization of EarthLab, and is the Doug Walker Endowed Professor.