Thelma Abu

Assistant Professor in Human and Environment Interactions

Department of Geography

Thelma Z. Abu, PhD is an Assistant Professor in Environment and Human Interactions in the Geography Department at the University of Connecticut. She has a background in Environmental Science and Health Geography. Dr. Abu is an interdisciplinary and collaborative researcher whose research interests include the social and ecological production of health and wellbeing at the intersection of global environmental change, environmental health inequalities, global health equity and gender. The first theme of her current research explores how climate variability/change and developmental responses in the global south related to water security shape gender-based violence, health outcomes and sustainability. The second theme of Abu’s research focuses on the interplay of extreme flooding, environmental justice, public health and emergency preparedness in North America.