Bio

Linda Powers Tomasso investigates nature as a health-promoting exposure through her doctoral research at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. Her mixed-methods approach to exposure assessment brings qualitative insights into a discipline typically determined by quantitative factors to learn what motivates nature-seeking behavior, what barriers exist to nature engagement, and how these factors affect equity of nature access. An MS from Georgetown, MA from Harvard in Environmental Management, and an early career with the U.S. State Dept shaped Linda’s policy background. Her favorite places to be in nature are the snowy woods and under water.