Michael Hendryx PhD Distinguished Chair
|Home Institution||Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health, Indiana University|
|Host Institution||Priority Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, University of Newcastle|
|Award Name||Fulbright Distinguished Chair Sponsored by the University of Newcastle|
Michael earned his PhD in psychology from Northwestern University in 1986, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Methodology at the University of Chicago. For much of his career, his research focused on health services delivery issues, but beginning in 2006 Michael developed a strong interest in questions of environmental health for disadvantaged groups. His research has investigated the health status of people who live near surface coal mining sites in Appalachia, and other environmental exposure topics. Michael will collaborate with researchers at the University of Newcastle on studies of possible health consequences of exposure to coal mining in Australia, and he will pursue additional studies using data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health.