Dr. Amber L. Pearson

Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences, Michigan State University
Adjunct Research Fellow - University of Otago

About Me

Amber L. Pearson I am a health geographer with a focus on social justice and understanding the unexpected tenacity, adaptability and resilience of the underprivileged, while paying careful attention to the structural and social factors that led to disadvantage in the first place. I have diverse regional interests from poor to wealthy countries. My work features geospatial and epidemiologic methods and critical development thinking.

My water research is at the intersection of spatial and social dimensions of health with a focus on water security. My overall research goal is to understand the interactions between human-induced ecological change, political and social dimensions of access to water, and human agency/coping strategies to improve health and wellbeing.


Article Video Abstract Released

On January 32, 2019 a video abstract for "The cultural, economic, and health implications of water sharing" was created by Video Byte and Research Square. Check out the video here.

Undergraduate Student Presents at MSU Honors College 2nd Annual Diversity Research Showcase

On January 18, 2019 undergraduate student, Claudia Allou, presented "Positive effects of natural sounds on human health and well-being: A systematic review of epidemiological and experimental research".


Curriculum vitae

Water Science Network

University of Otago

Google Scholar


Get in touch

Geography Building
Lab - Room 233A
673 Auditorium Rd., Room 231
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 432-7163