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Michelle Kondo

Michelle Kondo, Ph.D.

Research Hydrologist
100 N. 20th Street, Suite 205
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-988-1619

Curriculum vitae (138 KB PDF)


Current Research

Michelle Kondo, Ph.D. completed doctoral training in Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington, and postdoctoral training in environmental health and epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kondo specializes in evaluating the impacts of urban sustainability and stabilization initiatives on environmental hazards, public health and safety. Her current projects include 1) studies of effects of green stormwater infrastructure projects in Philadelphia, PA on cardiovascular health and surrounding crime levels; 2) a study of elemental concentrations (including heavy metals) in green stormwater infrastructure soils; and 3) studies evaluating the impacts of vacant-lot greening programs (in Youngstown, OH, Newark, NJ and Detroit, MI) on health and safety. Her past research has investigated patterns of air pollution in goods-movement communities; air pollution-related stress and risk perception; and methods of community engagement in research and planning.

Publications

Kondo, M.C.; Low, S.C.; Henning, J.; Branas, C.C. (in press) Association between green infrastructure installment and surrounding health and safety. American Journal of Public Health.

Kondo, M.C.; Gross-Davis, C.A.; May, K.; Davis, L.O.; Johnson, T.; Mallard, M.; Gabbadon, A.; Sherrod, C.; Branas, C.C. 2014. Place-Based Stressors Associated with Industry and Air Pollution. Health & Place, 28:31-17.

Kondo, M.C.; Mizes, C.; Lee, J.; Burstyn, I. 2014. Black carbon concentrations in a goods-movement neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. Environmental Monitoring & Assessment 186(7):4605-4618.

Kondo, M.C.; Mizes, C.; Lee, J.; Burstyn, I. 2014. Towards participatory air pollution exposure assessment in a goods movement community. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 8(3).

Kondo, M.C.; Bream, K.D.W.; Barg, F.K.; Branas, C.C. (in press) A random spatial sampling method in a rural developing nation. BMC Public Health 14:338.

Ketterer, T.; West, D.W.; Sanders, V.P.; Hossain, J.; Kondo, M.C.; Sharif, I. 2013. Correlates of patient portal enrollment and activation in primary care pediatrics. Academic Pediatrics, 13(3), 264-271.

Kondo, M.C.; Rivera, R.; Rullman, S. 2012. Protecting the idyll but not the environment: Second homes, amenity migration and rural exclusion in Washington State. Landscape and Urban Planning, 106(2), 174-182.

Kondo, M.C. 2012. Immigrant organizations in pursuit of inclusive planning: Lessons from a municipal annexation case. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 32(3), 319-330.

Kondo, M.C. 2012. Influences of gender and race on immigrant political participation: The case of the Trusted Advocates. International Migration, 50(5), 113-129.

Porter, L.; Sandercock, L.; Umemoto, K.; Bates, L.K.; Zapata, M. A.; Kondo, M.C.; Zitcer, A.; Lake, R.W.; Fonza A.; Sletto, B.; Erfan, A.; Sandercock, L. 2012. What's love got to do with it? Illuminations on loving attachment in planning. Planning Theory & Practice, 13(4). Media Interviews and Spotlights WHYY News: The Pulse (September 25, 2014). ``Does urban greening boost public health?`` Penn Current (February 21, 2013). Partnering to study Philadelphia’s ``urban forest.``

Research Interests

  • Urban land, forest and stormwater management, public health & safety  

  • Community-based research and collaborative planning  

  • Mixed-methods research; qualitative and quantitative GIS

 

 

Past Research

My past research has investigated patterns of air pollution in goods-movement communities; air pollution-related stress and risk perception; and methods of community engagement in research and planning.  

Publications

Kondo, M.C., Gross-Davis, C.A., May, K., Davis, L.O. Johnson, T., Mallard, M., Gabbadon, A., Sherrod, C., Branas, C.C. (2014) Place-based stressors associated with industry and air pollution. Health & Place, 28, 31-37.

Kondo, M.C., Mizes, C., Lee, J., Burstyn, I. (2014) Black carbon concentrations in a goods-movement neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. Environmental Monitoring & Assessment.

Kondo, M.C., Mizes, C., Lee, J., & Burstyn, I. (2014) Towards participatory air pollution exposure assessment in a goods movement community. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 8(3).

Kondo, M.C., Bream, K.D.W., Barg, F.K., Branas, C.C. (2014) A random spatial sampling method in a rural developing nation. BMC Public Health, 14, 338. 

Ketterer, T., West, D.W., Sanders, V.P., Hossain, J., Kondo, M.C., & Sharif, I. (2013) Correlates of patient portal enrollment and activation in primary care pediatrics. Academic Pediatrics, 13(3), 264-271.

Kondo, M.C., Rivera, R., & Rullman, S. (2012) Protecting the idyll but not the environment: Second homes, amenity migration and rural exclusion in Washington State. Landscape and Urban Planning, 106(2), 174-182.

Kondo, M.C. (2012) Immigrant organizations in pursuit of inclusive planning: Lessons from a municipal annexation case. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 32(3), 319-330.

Kondo, M.C. (2012) Influences of gender and race on immigrant political participation: The case of the Trusted Advocates. International Migration, 50(5), 113-129.

Porter, L., Sandercock, L., Umemoto, K., Bates, L.K., Zapata, M. A., Kondo, M.C., Zitcer, A., Lake, R.W. fonza, a., Sletto, B., & Erfan, A. (2012) What's love got to do with it? Illuminations on loving attachment in planning. Planning Theory & Practice, 13(4).

 

 

 

 

Education

  • University of Washington, PhD Urban Design and Planning, 2008
  • University of Washington, MUP Urban Design and Planning, 2001
  • Carnegie Mellon University, BS Civil & Environmental Engineering, 1999

Professional Experience

  • Associate Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Public Health Initiatives
    2010 - Current
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology
    2013 - 2014
  • GPS/GIS Instructor, University of Pennsylvania, Guatemala Health Initiative
    2012 - 2013
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice
    2010 - 2013
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Seattle University, Institute of Public Service
    2009 - 2010
  • Fellow, University of Washington, NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) in Urban Ecology
    2003 - 2005
  • Environmental Consultant, Environmental Science Associates, Water and Wastewater Division, San Francisco, CA.
    2001 - 2003

Publications & Products


Last updated on : 10/15/2014