Welcome to the ANHE Research Work Group!

The focus of the Research Workgroup is to frame and support an agenda for enabling nurses to solve environmental challenges to health through the creation of new knowledge. As a recognized nurse researcher focused on environmental health, we would be delighted if you would consider joining the Research Work Group. The Research Work Group provides excellent resources, support, and mentorship for all researcher experience levels – from novice to expert. To view the Research Work Group’s Priorities, click here.

The ANHE Research Work Group benefits from close partners working in advocacy, practice, and education. Critical research questions arise from these relationships and the resulting research agenda reflects the most current and pressing challenges of our profession.

The Research Work Group’s monthly call is held on the 4th Thursday of the month from 3-4 pm ET. Sign up for our work group listserve so you can stay up to date with our activities and receive reminders for our monthly call: Sign up!

For more information about the ANHE Research Work Group, please contact Katie Huffling (, 240-753-3729).

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The Work Group is currently co-chaired by Dr. Lisa M. Thompson and Dr. Luz Huntington-Moskos

Lisa M. Thompson, PhD, RN, FNP, FAAN is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at Emory University and affiliated faculty in the Department of Environmental Health in the Rollins School of Public Health. She is the Director of Graduate Studies for the PhD program in nursing. She is a member of the Network for Evaluation and Implementation Sciences at Emory University (NEISE). She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurses. Dr. Thompson’s research focuses on environmental health disparities that contribute to adverse perinatal outcomes, specifically low birth weight, preterm birth, child stunting and cognitive development. Her contribution to nursing research is in global environmental health, specifically developing and evaluating interventions to reduce exposures to household air pollution from cooking fires in low-resource countries.

Luz Huntington-Moskos, PhD, RN, CPN, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville School of Nursing. Luz is actively building a research program focused on the intersection between adolescent health, environmental health and health disparities. Her current research efforts seek to develop report-back strategies to promote genomic and environmental health literacy and to develop adolescent-led interventions to promote health behavior change. In 2014, Luz completed postdoctoral research training on radon and secondhand smoke exposure with the University of Kentucky’s BREATHE (Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Healthy Environments) program. She has a long-standing interest in promoting adolescent health, which she first developed during her work as high school science teacher in the Peace Corps (Malawi 1994-1996). From 2000-2003, she worked as a registered nurse at Sage Memorial Hospital providing nursing care to members of the Navajo Nation. Her scholarly work has been presented at professional conferences such as the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and published in peer-reviewed journals such as Preventing Chronic Disease, Journal of Adolescent Health and Public Health Nursing.