New Faculty: Sarah Geiger
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
Dr. Geiger’s PhD in public health sciences with a focus on epidemiology and biostatistics is from West Virginia University. She joined KCH from Northern Illinois University’s School of Health Studies, where she was an associate professor of public health. She also has been an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Comparative Biosciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 2017.
As an environmental and chronic disease epidemiologist, Dr. Geiger investigates environmental pollutants and chronic disease risk factors, including sleep problems, asthma, obesity, and other cardiovascular disease risk factors among children. She also conducts research on the impact of environmental pollutant exposure from private domestic well water on children’s health.
Dr. Geiger says many things motivated her to join AHS. “At the top of the list are the top-notch research, dedication to students, and the very warm reception I’ve received throughout the hiring process and the beginning of my appointment,” she said.