Dr. Amber Pearson

amber4x4Dr. Amber Pearson is a health geographer with a focus on social justice and understanding the unexpected tenacity, adaptability and resilience of the underprivileged, while paying careful attention to the structural and social factors that led to disadvantage in the first place. She has diverse regional interests from poor to wealthy countries. Her work features geospatial and epidemiologic methods and critical development thinking.

Her water research is at the intersection of spatial and social dimensions of health with a focus on water security. Dr. Pearson’s overall research goal is to understand the interactions between human-induced ecological change, political and social dimensions of access to water, and human agency/coping strategies to improve health and wellbeing.

Dr. Pearson is an Assistant Professor at MSU and  an Adjunct Fellow with University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand.

Additionally, she is a part of MSU’s Global Water Initiative and has a partial appointment with MSU’s Environmental Science and Policy Program.