Elizabeth Marino, Ph.D.
Co-Director; Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sustainability

Dr. Marino is interested in how people understand and make decisions about the places they live, including the relationships among risk, vulnerability, slow and rapid onset disasters, human migration, and sense of place. Her research focuses on how historically and socially constructed vulnerabilities interact with climate change and disasters — including disaster policy, biophysical outcomes of disasters and climate change, and disaster discourses.

Christopher Wolsko, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Wolsko investigates the multifaceted nature of contemporary social, environmental and mental health issues. Grounded in his early career work on the consequences of dominant group ideologies for interethnic relations, his research demonstrates that “being well” is a culturally-rooted endeavor and that a one-size-fits-all approach to health promotion marginalizes the lives of individuals whose voices do not drive the prevailing public health discourse. He teaches courses in social and environmental psychology, research methods and religion.

Susan Keys, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Public Health (retired)

Prior to her academic career, Dr. Keys was the executive director of the Inspire USA Foundation, a nonprofit focused on using technology to promote well-being among young Americans and prevent youth suicide. Dr. Keys served as branch chief for prevention at the Center for Mental Health Services within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, where she oversaw national programs for suicide prevention, school-based youth violence prevention and young child wellness.

Board of Advisors

Katie Hayden-Lewis, Ph.D., L.P.C.
Rural Services Director, Early Assessment and Support Alliance
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland State University, School of Public Health

Susan Keys, Ph.D.
Retired Associate Professor
Oregon State University - Cascades
Johns Hopkins University

David Katz, MBA
Vice President, Global Sales
San Francisco

Erin MacDonald, J.D.
Managing Partner
Karnopp Petersen

Josh Newton, J.D.
Karnopp Petersen

Margaret Richardson, J.D.
Vice President of Trust
San Francisco