Garett Sansom, DrPH

Garett Sansom, DrPH

Research Assistant Professor

Environmental and Occupational Health
212 Adriance Lab Rd.
1266 TAMU
College Station, TX   77843-1266

Research Interests

  • Health and sustainability
  • Community health assessment
  • Environmental justice
  • Urban planning
  • Environmental contaminants
  • Community resilience

Education and Training

  • DrPH, Texas A&M University, Epidemiology and Environmental Health
  • MPH, Texas A&M University, Epidemiology
  • Continuing Education, Harvard University, Health Careers
  • BA, St. Edwards University, Philosophy

Teaching Interests

  • Environmental health policy and planning
  • Sustainable development and public health
  • Environmental Health
  • Field research methods
  • Community engagement strategies

Selected Publications

  • Sansom, G. Stone, K. Horney, JA. “Investigating Injuries Seen in Area Physician Offices after a Fertilizer Plant Explosion” Texas Journal of Public Health 2017
  • Meyer, M. Hendricks, M. Horney, J. Berke, P. Masterson, J. Newman, G. Sansom, G. Cousins, T. Van Zandt, S. Cooper, J. "Participatory Action Research: Tools for Disaster Resilience Education" International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment
  • Portney, K and Sansom, G. “Sustainable Cities and Healthy Cities:  Are They the Same?” Journal of Urban Planning: special issue on Smart Solutions for Sustainable Cities – Vol 2, No 3 (2017). DOI:
  • Portney, K. Vedlitz, A. Sansom, G. Berke, P. Daher, B. “Governance of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: the Conceptual and Methofological Foundations for the San Antonio Region Case Study.” Current Sustainable and Renewable Energy Reports 2017 doi: 10.1007/s40518-017-0077-1
  • Sansom, G., Parra, J., Nieto, Y., Arellano, Y., Berke, P., McDonald, T., Shipp, E., & Horney, J.  “The impacts of exposure to environmental risk on physical and mental health in a small geographic community in Houston, TX.” Journal of Community Health 2017 pp. 1–6. doi: 10.1007/s10900-017-0322-y
  • Sansom, G.; Berke, P.; McDonald, T.; Shipp, E.; Horney, J. “Confirming the Environmental Concerns of Community Members Utilizing Participatory-Based Research in the Houston Neighborhood of Manchester.” Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 839