TIMOTHY WILLIAM COLLINS portrait
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Geography Department
  • Professor, Geography Department
  • Co-Director, Center for Natural and Technological Hazards
  • Professor, Environmental & Sustainability
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Publications

  • Grineski, S., Morales, D., Collins, T., Wilkes, J. & Bonkowsky, J. (2020). Social disparities in distance travelled to access children's hospital care for severe illness: The case of children with leukodystrophies. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. Published, 02/24/2020.
  • Grineski, S., Morales, D., Collins, T., Wilkes, J. & Bonkowsky, J. (2020). Geographic and specialty access disparities in U.S. pediatric leukodystrophy diagnosis. Journal of Pediatrics. Accepted, 01/29/2020.
  • Rubio, R. (2020). Ancestry-based intracategorical injustices in carcinogenic air pollution exposures in the United States. Society & Natural Resources. Published, 01/17/2020.
  • Nadybal, S., S. Grineski, T. Collins, A. Flores±, A. Castor±, A. Griego±, C. Mullen±, and R. Rubio±. 2020. Environmental justice in the US and beyond: Frameworks, evidence, and social action. In K. Lersch and J. Chakraborty (eds.), Geographies of Behavioral Health, Crime, and Disorder: The Intersection of Social Problems and Place, pp. 187-209. New York: Springer. (± denotes equal authorship). Published, 01/2020.
  • Grineski SE, Collins TW & Adkins DE (2020). Hazardous air pollutants are associated with worse performance in reading, math, and science among US primary schoolchildren. Environmental research. Vol. 181, 108925. Published, 01/01/2020.
  • Grineski, S. & Collins, T. (2019). Lifetime cancer risks from hazardous air pollutants in US public school districts. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. Vol. 73, 854-860. Published, 12/2019.
  • Chakraborty J, Grineski SE & Collins TW (2019). Hurricane Harvey and people with disabilities: Disproportionate exposure to flooding in Houston, Texas. Social science & medicine (1982). Vol. 226, 176-181. Published, 12/2019.
  • Grineski, S., Morales, D., Collins, T., Hernandez, E. & Fuentes, A. (2019). The burden of carcinogenic air toxics among Asian Americans in four US metro areas. Population and Environment. Vol. 40, 257-282. Published, 12/2019.
  • Collins TW, Grineski SE & Nadybal S (2019). Social disparities in exposure to noise at public schools in the contiguous United States. Environmental research. Vol. 175, 257-265. Published, 12/2019.
  • Sianez, M., Highfield, L., Collins, T. & Grineski, S. (2019). Burden of illness, primary care use, and medication utilization among US-México border children with wheezing. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. Vol. 6, 594-602. Published, 12/2019.
  • Collins TW, Grineski SE, Chakraborty J & Flores AB (2019). Environmental injustice and Hurricane Harvey: A household-level study of socially disparate flood exposures in Greater Houston, Texas, USA. Environmental research. Vol. 179, 108772. Published, 11/01/2019.
  • Daniels HA, Grineski SE, Collins TW & Frederick AH (2019). Navigating Social Relationships with Mentors and Peers: Comfort and Belonging among Men and Women in STEM Summer Research Programs. CBE life sciences education. Vol. 18, ar17. Published, 06/01/2019.
  • Chakraborty J, Collins TW & Grineski SE (2019). Exploring the Environmental Justice Implications of Hurricane Harvey Flooding in Greater Houston, Texas. American journal of public health. Vol. 109, 244-250. Published, 01/01/2019.
  • Grineski S., Daniels H., Collins T., Morales D. & Frederick A. (2018). The conundrum of social class: disparities in publishing among STEM students in undergraduate research programs. Science Education. Vol. 102, 283-303. Published, 03/01/2018.
  • Sianez M., Highfield L., Balcazar H., Collins T. & Grineski S. (2018). An examination of the association of multiple acculturation measures with asthma status among elementary school students in El Paso, Texas. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-017-0627-z. Published, 03/01/2018.
  • Collins T. & Grineski S. (2018). Environmental justice and flood hazards: a conceptual framework applied to emerging findings and future research needs. (pp. 350-361). The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice. Published, 03/01/2018.
  • Grineski S. & Collins T. (2018). Environmental justice and borders: lessons from the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. (pp. 528-542). The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice. Published, 03/01/2018.
  • Morales DX, Grineski SE & Collins TW (2017). Increasing Research Productivity in Undergraduate Research Experiences: Exploring Predictors of Collaborative Faculty-Student Publications. CBE life sciences education. Vol. 16. Published, 12/01/2017.
  • Collins TW, Grineski SE & Morales DX (2017). Environmental injustice and sexual minority health disparities: A national study of inequitable health risks from air pollution among same-sex partners. Social science & medicine (1982). Vol. 191, 38-47. Published, 10/01/2017.
  • Grineski SE, Collins TW, Chakraborty J & Montgomery M (2017). Hazard Characteristics and Patterns of Environmental Injustice: Household-Level Determinants of Environmental Risk in Miami, Florida. Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis. Vol. 37, 1419-1434. Published, 07/01/2017.
  • Morales DX, Grineski SE & Collins TW (2017). Faculty Motivation to Mentor Students Through Undergraduate Research Programs: A Study of Enabling and Constraining Factors. Research in higher education. Vol. 58, 520-544. Published, 07/01/2017.
  • Grineski SE, Collins TW & Morales DX (2017). Asian Americans and disproportionate exposure to carcinogenic hazardous air pollutants: A national study. Social science & medicine (1982). Vol. 185, 71-80. Published, 07/01/2017.
  • Collins TW, Grineski SE & Morales DX (2017). Sexual Orientation, Gender, and Environmental Injustice: Unequal Carcinogenic Air Pollution Risks in Greater Houston. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. Vol. 107, 72-92. Published, 01/02/2017.
  • Daniels H, Grineski SE, Collins TW, Morales DX, Morera O & Echegoyen L (2016). Factors Influencing Student Gains from Undergraduate Research Experiences at a Hispanic-Serving Institution. CBE life sciences education. Vol. 15. Published, 09/01/2016.
  • Morales DX, Grineski SE & Collins TW (2016). Influences on Faculty Willingness to Mentor Undergraduate Students from Another University as Part of an Interinstitutional Research Training Program. CBE life sciences education. Vol. 15. Published, 09/01/2016.
  • Grineski SE, Collins TW & Kim YA (2016). Contributions of individual acculturation and neighborhood ethnic density to variations in Hispanic children's respiratory health in a US-Mexican border metropolis. Journal of public health (Oxford, England). Vol. 38, 441-449. Published, 09/01/2016.
  • Grineski SE, Clark-Reyna SE & Collins TW (2016). School-based exposure to hazardous air pollutants and grade point average: A multi-level study. Environmental research. Vol. 147, 164-71. Published, 08/01/2016.
  • Clark-Reyna SE, Grineski SE & Collins TW (2016). Health Status and Residential Exposure to Air Toxics: What Are the Effects on Children's Academic Achievement?. Family & community health. Vol. 39, 160-8. Published, 06/15/2016.
  • Clark-Reyna SE, Grineski SE & Collins TW (2016). Residential exposure to air toxics is linked to lower grade point averages among school children in El Paso, Texas, USA. Population and environment. Vol. 37, 319-340. Published, 03/01/2016.
  • Balcazar AJ, Grineski SE & Collins TW (2015). The Hispanic health paradox across generations: the relationship of child generational status and citizenship with health outcomes. Public health. Vol. 129, 691-7. Published, 12/01/2015.
  • McDonald YJ, Grineski SE, Collins TW & Kim YA (2015). A scalable climate health justice assessment model. Social science & medicine (1982). Vol. 133, 242-52. Published, 11/01/2015.
  • Grineski SE, Collins TW & Olvera HA (2015). Local Variability in the Impacts of Residential Particulate Matter and Pest Exposure on Children's Wheezing Severity: A Geographically Weighted Regression Analysis of Environmental Health Justice. Population and environment. Vol. 37, 22-43. Published, 09/02/2015.
  • Chavez-Payan P, Grineski SE & Collins TW (2015). Early Life and Environmental Risk Factors Modify the Effect of Acculturation on Hispanic Children's Asthma. Hispanic health care international : the official journal of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. Vol. 13, 119-30. Published, 01/01/2015.
  • Reyes J., Fernandez M., Grineski S. & Collins T. (2014). Natural hazards in Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica, Central America. Natural Science. Vol. 6, 121-129. Published, 03/01/2014.
  • Reyes J., Fernandez M., Grineski S. & Collins T. (2014). Spatial analysis of disaster risk in Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica, Central America. Journal of Geography and Geology. Vol. 6, 123-132. Published, 03/01/2014.
  • Romo Aguilar L., Collins T., Grineski S., Aldouri R., Fitzgerald R., Ford P. & Velázquez-Angulo G. (2014). Cambio climático en la evaluación de la vulnerabilidad a riesgos ambientales en ciudades de la frontera México-Estados Unidos. Pp. 93-126Cambio climático en la evaluación de la vulnerabilidad a riesgos ambientales en ciudades de la frontera México-Estados Unidos. (pp. 93-126). El Análisis del Riesgo y Riesgos de Frontera: Aportes desde las Ciencias Sociales. Published, 03/01/2014.
  • Kim YA, Collins TW & Grineski SE (2014). Neighborhood context and the Hispanic health paradox: differential effects of immigrant density on children׳s wheezing by poverty, nativity and medical history. Health & place. Vol. 27, 1-8. Published, 01/01/2014.
  • Grineski SE, Collins TW & Chakraborty J (2013). Hispanic heterogeneity and environmental injustice: Intra-ethnic patterns of exposure to cancer risks from traffic-related air pollution in Miami. Population and environment. Vol. 35, 26-44. Published, 09/01/2013.
  • Jimenez AM, Collins TW & Grineski SE (2013). Intra-ethnic disparities in respiratory health problems among Hispanic residents impacted by a flood. The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma. Vol. 50, 463-71. Published, 07/01/2013.
  • Collins TW, Jimenez AM & Grineski SE (2013). Hispanic health disparities after a flood disaster: results of a population-based survey of individuals experiencing home site damage in El Paso (Texas, USA). Journal of immigrant and minority health. Vol. 15, 415-26. Published, 04/01/2013.
  • Velázquez-Angulo G., Aldouri R., Collins T., Grineski S., Romo Aguilar L., Aboargob F., Eldeb A., McDonald Y. & Poblano-Amparán F. (2013). Characterizing climate change risks and informing adaptation strategies in the Ciudad Juárez-El Paso binational metropolitan region based on spatial analyses of extreme heat–vegetation abundance–population vulnerability relationships. (pp. 155-178). Dinámicas Locales del Cambio Global: Aplicaciones de Percepción Remota y Análisis Espacial. Published, 03/01/2013.
  • Collins T. (2012). A landscape typology of residential wildfire risk. (pp. 33-65). Wildfire and Community: Facilitating Preparedness and Resilience. Published, 03/01/2012.
  • Collins TW, Grineski SE, Chakraborty J & McDonald YJ (2011). Understanding environmental health inequalities through comparative intracategorical analysis: racial/ethnic disparities in cancer risks from air toxics in El Paso County, Texas. Health & place. Vol. 17, 335-44. Published, 01/01/2011.
  • Collins TW & Bolin B (2009). Situating hazard vulnerability: people's negotiations with wildfire environments in the U.S. southwest. Environmental management. Vol. 44, 441-55. Published, 10/01/2009.
  • Bolin B., Collins T. & Darby K. (2008). Fate of the Verde: water, environmental conflict, and the politics of scale in Arizona’s central highlands. Geoforum. Vol. 39, 1494-1511. Published, 03/01/2008.
  • Collins T. (2008). What influences hazard mitigation? Household decision making about wildfire risks in Arizona’s White Mountains. The Professional Geographer. Vol. 60, 508-526. Published, 03/01/2008.
  • Collins T. (2008). The political ecology of hazard vulnerability: marginalization, facilitation and the production of differential risk to urban wildfires in Arizona’s White Mountains. Journal of Political Ecology. Vol. 15, 21-43. Published, 03/01/2008.
  • Bolin B., Grineski S. & Collins T. (2005). The geography of despair: environmental racism and the making of South Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Human Ecology Review. Vol. 12, 155-167. Published, 03/01/2005.

Presentations

  • Social Disparities in Exposure to Accidental Releases of Chemical Toxins in the Texas Gulf Coast Area after Hurricane Harvey. Southwest Social Science Association. San Diego, CA. October 2019. (*Castor, A., A. Flores, C Mullen, S. Grineski, T. Collins). Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2019.
  • Social Vulnerability, Recovery Aid and the Speed of Recovery: Results from a survey conducted after Hurricane Harvey in Greater Houston, Texas. Southwest Social Science Association. San Diego, CA. October 2019. (*Griego, A., A. Flores, S. Grineski, T. Collins). Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2019.
  • Disproportionate exposure to cancer-causing hazardous air pollutants based on ancestry within the United States. Paper presented at the meetings of the American Sociological Association, New York, NY. (R. Rubio, S. Grineski, T. Collins, D. Morales). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2019.
  • The impact of Hurricane Harvey on Greater Houston households: Comparing pre-event preparedness with post-event health effects, event exposures, and recovery. Paper presented at the meetings of the American Sociological Association, New York, NY. (S. Grineski, A. Flores, T. Collins, J. Chakraborty). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2019.
  • Social Disparities in Exposure to Noise at Public Schools in the Contiguous United States. Paper presented at the meetings of the American Sociological Association, New York, NY. (T. Collins, S. Grineski, S. Nadybal). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2019.
  • Disparities in Health Impacts and Access to Care among Houston Area Residents after Hurricane Harvey. University of Colorado-Boulder Natural Hazards Center Researchers Meeting. Broomfield, Colorado. July. (A. Flores, T. Collins, S. Grineski, J. Chakraborty). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/2019.
  • Unequal exposures to environmental health hazards. U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water. University of Utah, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/27/2019.
  • Unequal exposures to environmental health hazards: A social-geographical science perspective. U of U College of Social & Behavioral Science Transfer Symposium Series. Salt Lake Community College Redwood Campus, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/26/2019.
  • Social Disparities in Exposure to Air and Road Transportation Noise at US Public Schools. Paper presented at the meetings of the American Association of Geographers, Washington, DC. (S. Nadybal, T. Collins, S. Grineski). Conference Paper, Presented, 03/2019.
  • Disparities in Health Impacts and Access to Care among Houston Area Residents in Hurricane Harvey. Paper presented at the meetings of the American Association of Geographers, Washington, DC. (A. Flores–J. X. Kasperson Award Winner, T. Collins, S. Grineski, J. Chakraborty). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2019.
  • Disparities in Health Impacts and Access to Care among Houston Area Residents after Hurricane Harvey. Global Change & Sustainability Center Environment & Sustainability Research Symposium, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. (Flores, A., T. Collins, S. Grineski, J. Chakraborty). Poster, Presented, 02/2019.
  • Unequal Exposure to Cancer-Causing Hazardous Air Pollutants Based on Ancestry in the United States. Global Change & Sustainability Center Research Symposium, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. (R. Rubio, S. Grineski, T. Collins, D. Morales). Poster, Presented, 02/2019.
  • Morales, DX, Grineski, SE, Corral, G, Aley S, Boland T, Collins, TW, Cox, M, Echegoyen L, Morera, O, Wagler, A. 2017. Finding the best match: Managing a multi-institutional mentoring program using an online mentoring interface. Diversity Program Consortium Annual Conference, Rockville, MD. October 2017. Poster, Presented, 10/15/2017.
  • Grineski, S.E., Morales, D.X., Collins, T.W., *Hernandez, E.,* Fuentes, A. The model minority myth exposed: Carcinogenic air toxics among Asian Americans in four immigrant gateways. The American Sociological Association annual meeting, Montreal, Canada. August 2017. (* denotes undergraduate students). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/25/2017.
  • Collins, T., Grineski, SE, Morales, DX. Environmental injustice and sexual minorities: a national study of air pollution risks among same-sex partners. The American Sociological Association annual meeting, Montreal, Canada, August 2017. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/24/2017.
  • Echegoyen, LE, Aley, S, Boland, T, Corral, G, Cox, M, Grineski, SE, Morera, O, Wagler, A. BUILDing SCHOLARS: Combining Asset Bundles with High Impact Practices. NIH/NIGMS Training and Workforce Development Program Directors’ Meeting. June 2017, Baltimore, MD. Conference Paper, Presented, 06/20/2017.
  • Grineski, SE, Morales, DX, Corral, G, Aley, S, Boland, T, Cox, M, Echegoyen, LE, Morera, O, Wagler, A. Finding the best match: Managing a multi-institutional mentoring program using an online mentoring interface. NIH/NIGMS Training and Workforce Development Program Directors’ Meeting. Baltimore, MD. June 2017. Poster, Presented, 06/15/2017.
  • *Fuentes, A, Grineski, S.E., Morales, D.X., Collins, T.W., *Hernandez, E. A Multicity Study of Asian Americans and Environmental Health Disparities Southwest Social Science Association. Austin, TX. April 2017. (* denotes undergraduate students). Conference Paper, Presented, 03/15/2017.
  • Echegoyen LE, Aley S, Boland T, Collins T, Corral G, Cox M, Grineski SE, Morera O, Wagler A. BUILDing SCHOLARS at the University of Texas at El Paso: an asset bundles approach. Session featuring NIH-funded BUILD Sites (“BUILD Sites: One Goal with Multiple Approaches to Diversify the NIH Workforce”), Understanding Interventions Conference. San Antonio, TX. March 2017. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/15/2017.
  • Echegoyen L, Corral G, Aley S, Collins T, Grineski S. BUILDing SCHOLARS: undergraduate student interventions to prepare the next generation of biomedical researchers. Poster presented at the Understanding Interventions Conference, San Antonio, TX. Poster, Presented, 03/15/2017.

Languages

  • Spanish, functional.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Costa Rica
  • Mexico
  • United States of America