Dr. Jules Elkins

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Dr. Jules Elkins
University of Texas - Austin

Jules Elkins – with a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MSc from Oxford University, UK – serves in the Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Texas at Austin. Her areas of expertise include health, environmental health, environmental economics and international development.  Jules lectures on Human health and the Environment, among other topics, and presented at the 2014 National Healthy Homes Conference on the subject: “Beyond Green: Healthy + Green Building” − a session that explored why healthy buildings matter to families, businesses, and communities; controversial issues in healthy building, and practical strategies to reduce chemicals of concern in the building process.

Dr. Elkins is an environmental and health economist, and teaches environmental health and healthy indoor environments at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in Environmental Economics, focusing on the relationship between air pollution and health; her M.Sc. from the University of Oxford in Environmental Change and Management; and her B.A. from Middlebury College in Chemistry and Environmental Studies. She's a board member of the Children’s Environmental Health Institute (www.CEHI.org) and has been a presenter at the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA), one of the oldest and most respected residential building education organizations in the United States. (http://conference.eeba.org/presenter-bios#Elkins).

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