Dr. Erica Walker

Postdoctoral Researcher & Founder Of Community Noise Lab
Boston University School of Public Health

Erica Walker is an environmental epidemiologist and exposure scientist interested in understanding how sound and noise impact community health and well-being. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher and founder of Community Noise Lab at Boston University School of Public Health. Community Noise Lab’s primary aim is to explore these relationships by working directly with communities to address their specific noise issues, employing a mix of real-time sound monitoring, smartphone technology, laboratory based experiments, and community engagement activities. Dr. Walker has developed The National Neighborhood Noise Survey, released Greater Boston's first interactive community noise report, created the NoiseScore smart phone application, and pioneered the nation's first Neighborhood Noise Report Cards. She holds a doctorate degree in environmental health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a master’s degree in environmental economics and urban planning from Tufts University, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from Simmons University.

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