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Erika S. Weinthal

John O. Blackburn Distinguished Professor
Environmental Sciences and Policy
Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708-0328
9 Circuit Drive, Environment Hall 4119, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Grants


North Carolina Black Alliance Environmental Justice

Public ServicePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by North Carolina Black Alliance · 2022 - 2023

Targeting Environmental Infrastructures: Water, Energy, and Civilians in the New Middle Eastern Wars

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Gerda Henkel Foundation · 2017 - 2021

Assessing potential human health impacts associated with the use of oilfield produced water for crop irrigation

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Department of Agriculture · 2017 - 2020

One Health Innovation Fellowships for Zoonotic Disease Research in Mongolia

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2013 - 2019

Responses to Uncertainty About Climate and Water Availability in Rural Ethiopia: Implications for Social Resilience and Adaptation

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by US Agency for International Development · 2012 - 2014

North Carolina Black Alliance Environmental Justice

Public ServicePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by North Carolina Black Alliance · 2022 - 2023

Targeting Environmental Infrastructures: Water, Energy, and Civilians in the New Middle Eastern Wars

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Gerda Henkel Foundation · 2017 - 2021

Assessing potential human health impacts associated with the use of oilfield produced water for crop irrigation

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Department of Agriculture · 2017 - 2020

One Health Innovation Fellowships for Zoonotic Disease Research in Mongolia

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2013 - 2019

Responses to Uncertainty About Climate and Water Availability in Rural Ethiopia: Implications for Social Resilience and Adaptation

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by US Agency for International Development · 2012 - 2014

Hydro-fracturing and Gas Drilling Impacts on the Society: An Integrative Workshop to Evaluate the State of Science and Policy

ConferenceCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2011 - 2013

Doctoral Dissertation Research in DRMS: When Does Evaluation Information Influence Decision-Making at Development Banks?

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2010 - 2011

An Integrative Investigation of the Sources and Effects of Groundwater Contamination for Local Communities

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Department of Agriculture · 2006 - 2009

Fellowships, Gifts, and Supported Research


Reckoning with Race, Racism, and the History of the American South Initiative: Mapping North Carolina Human Rights History · 2021 Co-Lead · Duke Office of the Provost https://facultyadvancement.duke.edu/new-faculty-research-explore-race-south-diverse-angles
Reckoning with Race, Racism, and the History of the American South Initiative: Collecting Oral Histories of Environmental Racism and Injustice in the American South · 2021 Lead · Duke Office of the Provost https://facultyadvancement.duke.edu/new-faculty-research-explore-race-south-diverse-angles

External Relationships


  • Environmental Peacebuilding Association

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