Denae W. King, Ph.D.
Dr. Denae King, is an Associate Director, in The Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice housed in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University (TSU). She works on interdisciplinary research projects for the HBCU-CBO Gulf Coast Equity Consortium, the Environmental Justice Data to Action Project, Building Civic Engagement During COVID, and the Houston Multi-Hazard Information Hub Project. Her work focuses on environmental justice projects designed to address community-identified environmental health concerns in underserved people of color communities in Houston, Texas and in the Gulf Coast region. Dr. King’s additional interests include the role of neighborhood effects in the onset of disease in underserved areas and organizational community capacity building to address environmental and climate justice concerns.
Dr. King published her findings in various journals, including, the American Journal of Public Health, Cancer, Health and Place, Journal of Cancer Education and the Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association. She received her B.S. degree in chemistry from Texas Southern University, as well as a M.S. and Ph.D. degree in environmental science/toxicology from the University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, School of Public Health.