Courtney Woods

UNC Gillings Global School of Public Health


Courtney Woods is an Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill. As an environmental health scientist, she employs community-driven, mixed methods research approaches. Specific areas of interest include waste management facilities, industrial animal agriculture, water quality, access to water infrastructure and risk perception. Woods leads the Environmental Justice Action Research Clinic (EJ Clinic), which provides action-oriented research and technical assistance to communities facing existing and imminent environmental hazards. Woods also directs the Environmental Health Solutions MPH concentration at Gillings and serves as one of four co-leads for the Health Equity, Social Justice and Human Rights MPH concentration.