Dr. Catherine Brinkley is an Associate Professor in Human Ecology, Community and Regional Development at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. With a PhD in city and regional planning, a veterinary medical degree, and a masters in virology, her research focuses on health equity and One Health, a concept that considers health shared between humans, animals and the environment. She is a former Fulbright Scholar, Watson Fellow, and National Science Foundation Career Award Winner.
She advances scholarship and practice on local governance, food systems, and sustainable development. Dr. Brinkley currently serves as the Faculty Director for the UC Davis Center for Regional Change, with a 16-year history of fostering community-engaged research that centers social equity and environmental justice. Her work is used internationally by the United National Food Agriculture Organization as well as local communities to guide plans. Dr. Brinkley’s CV / GoogleScholar
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