Casey Bartrem, PhD, RPCV

Visiting Assistant Professor, AUA Turpanjian College of Health Sciences (CHS), Executive Director and Environmental Scientist at TerraGraphics International Foundation (TIFO)

PhD, University of Idaho

Dr. Casey Bartrem is Executive Director and Environmental Scientist at TerraGraphics International Foundation (TIFO), an international non-governmental organization that provides assistance to communities in low-income countries to address environmental pollution. Her primary area of work and research is international environmental health and risk assessment. Since 2010, she has occupied a key leadership role in the Zamfara Emergency Environmental Response Project, which was recognized by the United Nations and given their 2011 Green Star Award. Dr. Bartrem’s Ph.D. research focused on assessing environmental heavy metal exposures experienced by vulnerable populations in Northern Nigeria during the lead poisoning outbreak. Dr. Bartrem also assists Alta Science and Engineering with quality assurance/quality control and analysis of blood lead/soil lead data for the Bunker Hill Superfund Site, one of the largest waste sites in North America. She has worked on human health risk assessments in Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and the United States, often in close collaboration with local stakeholders, government representatives, humanitarian organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, and other NGOs. Dr. Bartrem is a member of the Norwich University/AEHS Environmental Security Working Group, providing perspectives of how environmental degradation and climate change are impacting TIFO’s humanitarian response work. As a Senior Fellow at the Norwich Center for Global Resilience and Security, Dr. Bartrem works with students and faculty to explore environmental security issues and innovative resilience strategies. She is a visiting assistant professor at the American University of Armenia’s Turpanjian College of Health Sciences where she teaches a course in Environmental Health Risk Assessment for Master of Public Health Students. Dr. Bartrem is a Fellow of the Collegium Ramazzini, an independent, international academy of renowned scientists in the fields of occupational and environmental health. Dr. Bartrem has presented at conferences in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. From 2007-2009, Dr. Bartrem was a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in the Kingdom of Lesotho, working with communities on grassroots health and development projects.