SARA ELIZABETH GRINESKI portrait
  • Co-Director, Center for Natural and Technological Hazards, College of Social and Behavioral Science
  • Professor, Sociology Department
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Professional Service

  • National Institues of Health, NIEHS\. Role: Study Section Member. Reviewed P30. 10/2021 - present
  • National Institues of Health, NIEHS. Role: Study Section Member. Reviewed P2C. 06/2021 - present
  • Peer Reviewer. I peer-reviewed 11 manuscripts. 01/2021 - 12/2021
  • National Institues of Health, NIEHS. Role: Peer Review. I served on a T35 review panel. 11/2020 - 11/2020
  • University of Arizona. Role: External Reviewer of Tenure Packet. Reviewed promotion materials and wrote letter. 09/2020 - 10/2020
  • American Sociological Association. Research and Policy Chair. ASA Section on Environmental Sociology. 01/2020 - present
  • Peer Reviewer. Role: Peer Review. I reviewed 8 manuscripts in 2020. 01/2020 - 12/2020
  • National Institues of Health, NIEHS. Role: Peer Review. I served on a review panel for R25 proposals to NIEHS. 11/2019 - 11/2019
  • University of Oregon. Role: External Reviewer of Tenure Packet. Reviewed tenure materials and wrote letter. 07/2019 - 07/2019
  • Peer Reviewer. Role: Peer Review. I reviewed 19 manuscripts in 2019, from journals ranging from American Sociological Review, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, American Journal of Public Health, Urban Affairs, and Environmental Research, among others. 01/2019 - 12/2019
  • UT San Antonio and Ohio State University. Role: Reviewer. Reviewed two "promotion to full professor" cases, one each at UT San Antonio and Ohio State University. 06/04/2018 - 07/31/2018
  • Austrian Science Fund . Role: Peer Reviewer. Reviewed research proposal for the Austrian Science Fund. 04/09/2018 - 05/31/2018
  • National Science Foundation. Role: Peer Reviewer. Reviewed research proposal for Science, Technology and Society Directorate of the US National Science Foundation. 03/05/2018 - 04/16/2018
  • Academic journals (Various). Role: Peer Reviewer. Reviewed manuscripts for Population and Environment (3 papers), Science of the Total Environment (1 paper), Sociological Spectrum (1 paper), Sociology of Education (1 paper), Latinos in Higher Education (1 paper), Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (1 paper), Applied Geography (1 paper), Annals (1 paper), and International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (1 paper). [**Note: I did not complete any peer reviews while on maternity leave in Fall 2018]. 01/01/2018 - 08/17/2018
  • National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Role: Reviewer. Panel Review Member. 11/27/2017 - 11/28/2017
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Special Collections Editor: Environmental Justice. With J. Chakraborty and T. Collins. 01/01/2017 - present
  • Peer Reviewer. Reviewed manuscripts for Applied Geography (3 papers), Environmental Research (1 paper), Journal of Health and Social Behavior (2 papers), Journal of Public health (1 paper), Population and Environment (1 paper), Population Review (1 paper), Sociological Forum (1 paper), Social Forces (1 paper), and Science of the Total Environment (1 paper). 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017

Internal Service

  • Chair of Undergraduate Studies. Chair of Undergraduate Studies, 01/2020 - present. Department service.
  • General Education Curriculum Committee. Committee Member, 01/2020 - present. University service.
  • Center for Natural and Technological Hazards. Co-Director, 10/01/2018 - present. College service.
  • College RPT Committee. Sociology Representative, 08/20/2018 - present. College service.
  • Solutions Scholars Steering and Selection Committee. Member, 01/01/2018 - present. College service.
  • Undergraduate Committee. Member, 01/01/2018 - present. Department service.
  • RPT Committee. Member, 01/01/2018 - present. Department service.
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program. (Attend monthly meetings). Faculty Member, 01/01/2018 - present. College service.
  • Retention, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) Committee. Faculty Member, 01/01/2018 - present. Department service.

Community Partnership

  • Research Grant. 2021. Community-Based Educational Outreach to Address Air Pollution: A U-Community Partnership for Environmental Justice. Graduate Student Researcher: Casey Mullen, Faculty Research Advisor: Sara E. Grineski. Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund (SCIF) Grant. 06/2021 - 05/2022

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