As a community, cultural, and environmental sociologist, Genevieve is committed to better understanding how the intersection of identities and issues such as race, class, and gender should be considered in tandem with geography and cultural and environmental context when trying to determine the ways that knowledge, attitudes, perceptions, and values inform problems of public health or community development. She completed her Ph.D. as a Community, Health, and Environment fellow at the University of New Hampshire, her M.A. in Applied Social Research at West Virginia University, and has a broad range of experience working with community-based research and evaluation. She has been involved in all stages of research projects from program management to data collection to analysis to program evaluation of applied health care interventions to the writing of findings in both scholarly publications and research briefs. She has training in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methodology research design and analysis. She also has experience coordinating and managing the research involved with testing a multi-level, multi-component sexual and reproductive health intervention on an American Indian reservation in partnership with the National Institutes of Health and Montana State University, where she now teaches full time for the Departments of Health & Human Development and Sociology and Anthropology.
As an Assistant Professor at a community college in Maine for three years after graduate school at the University of New Hampshire focused on teaching, Genevieve kept active in the research world by being a member of the Regional Institutional Review Board at the University of Southern Maine. She then helped steer a nonprofit organization as it’s Program Director. Her wide-ranging training and experience has helped inculcate a dedication to working with vulnerable and underserved populations, especially when considering health disparities research in both rural and urban contexts.