- Aging and urban/suburban environments
- Policy development, implementation and analysis
- Community, health & environmental issues
- Geography of health and health care
- Science, policy and social processes
Dr. Garvin's primary research interests are at the intersections between health, communities, and environmental issues. She utilizes social science methods to investigate how people interact with their environments, how environments influence human health, and the role of space and place in people's constructions of nature.
Students with the following qualifications are encouraged to contact Dr. Garvin directly about research opportunities:
- Excellent academic qualifications (3.4 cumulative GPA or higher)
- Undergraduate degree(s) in social or health sciences
- Ability to work independently
- Skills in quantitative and/or qualitative social data analysis
- Interest in working in large, team-based research environments.