Daniel Ervin received a B.A. in psychology from George Washington University in 2002 after which he worked in non-profit and public health for a number of years before returning to school to earn his M.A. in Geography from the University of Wyoming. He is currently a PhD Candidate in Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His dissertation examines the diet and diet-related health of recent Latino migrants to California, exploring the role of migrants’ current and origin locations and migration histories to determine whether experiencing different places (or types of places) has significant effects on health outcomes. The project integrates three distinct data collection methods: A survey, anthropometric measures of health, and stable isotope ratio analysis (SIRA) of hair samples, an emerging technique for dietary and geographic research. His research interests can be placed in three themes: the relationship between place, space, migration, and health, Human-Environment Dynamics, especially as they relate to agriculture and health, and improving geographic and health research methods. His geographic areas of interest are the U.S., Mexico, and Central America.
Post-doctoral Researcher for UC San Diego School of Medicine.