Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson
Department Chair, Environmental and Occupational Health
Carnegie Mellon University, Ph.D., Engineering and Public Policy, 2007
Carnegie Mellon University, Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2007
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.S., Environmental Science in Civil Engineering, 1990
Bryn Mawr College, B.A., Mathematics, 1986
- Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Feb. 1-July 31, 2019
- Associate Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014-Jan. 31, 2019
- Assistant Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jul. 1 2007-December 31, 2013
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2003-2006
- Senior Engineer, RAND Corp., 2003-2007
- Associate Director, Water Science and Technology Board, National Research Council, 1997-1999
- Research Associate, Staff Officer, and Senior Staff Officer, Water Science and Technology Board, National Research Council, 1990-1996
Courses Currently/Recently Taught
- Environmental Risk Assessment
- Environmental Decision Analysis
- Water-Health Research
Dr. Gibson's research addresses the science of environmental risk assessment and decision-making. Much of her research has arisen from questions raised by policymakers and communities, from local health departments to national agencies.
MacDonald Gibson, J., and K. J. Pieper. 2017. Strategies to improve private well water quality: A North Carolina perspective. Environmental Health Perspectives 125(7):07600.1-07600.9. DOI: 10.1289/EHP890.
Stillo, F., and J. MacDonald Gibson*. 2017. Exposure to contaminated drinking water and health disparities in North Carolina. American Journal of Public Health 107(1):180-185. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303482.
DeFelice, N., J. Johnston, and J. MacDonald Gibson*. 2016. Reducing emergency department visits for acute gastrointestinal illnesses in North Carolina (USA) by extending community water service. Environmental Health Perspectives 54(10):1583-1591. DOI: 10.1289/EHP160.
Zabinski, J. W., G. Garcia-Vargas, M. Rubio-Andrade, R. C. Fry, and J. MacDonald Gibson*. 2016. Advancing dose-response assessment methods for environmental regulatory impact analysis: a Bayesian belief network approach applied to inorganic arsenic. Environmental Science & Technology Letters 3(5):200-204.
MacDonald Gibson, J., D. Rodriguez, T. Dennerlein, J. Mead, T. Hasch, G. Meacci, and S. Levin. 2015. Predicting urban design effects on physical activity and public health: a case study. Health and Place 35(September):79-84. DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.07.005.
MacDonald Gibson, J., N. DeFelice, D. Sebastian, and H. Leker. 2014. Racial disparities in access to community water supply service in Wake County, North Carolina. Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research 3(3): article 6. DOI: 10.13023/FPHSSR.0303.06.
MacDonald Gibson, J., A. Brammer, C. Davidson, T. Folley, F. Launay, and J. Thomsen, eds. 2013. Environmental Burden of Disease Assessment: A Case Study in the United Arab Emirates. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. ISBN 978-97-007-5924-4 (hard copy), 978-94-007-5925-1 (eBook). DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-5925.1. 521 pp. Available: http://www.amazon.com/Environmental-Disease-Assessment-Science-Technology/dp/940075924X