Dr. Joshua Garoon

(Health Fellows & Scholars)
Assistant Professor, Department of Community & Environmental Sociology
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
United States

Focus Areas

Public Health & Safety
Environment & Sustainable Development


Dr. Joshua Garoon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community & Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Josh studies the ways in which health, development, and the environment intersect across Africa and the United States, and how those intersections manifest in health inequalities at the local level. He's particularly interested in how health inequalities are shaped by global, national, and local stakeholders' attempts to define and act on community and neighborhood resources; he investigates environmental governance. His work cuts across anthropology, sociology, and epidemiology, and my projects in both Africa and the U.S. employ a community-engaged research framework. Josh completed his PhD in Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in August 2009. Josh also earned an MPH (2004) from Hopkins, and holds an AB (1998) in Biochemistry, Technology, and Public Policy from Harvard College.