Gabrielle Husted

Department of Geography
UC Santa Barbara
Broom Center Affiliation(s)

Graduate Student Fellow

Gabrielle Husted is a PhD student in the Geography Department and the current Broom Center for Demography lab manager. She investigates the interactivity of people, places, and environment (built and natural) as they relate to public health challenges in our society. Of particular interest are social determinants of health, environmental hazards, and health outcomes. 

Gabrielle earned a bachelor’s of science in nursing from the University of Portland. Previously, she has worked in oncology and public health. Most recently, she was working with the Public Health Institute on their Tracing Health Program, which launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now she is working with Population Health in Geography (PHiG), and her current projects include exploring the socio-demographic patterning of exposure to phthalates (microplastics), socio-demographic predictors to extreme heat, and access and uptake of health behaviors that promote or protect against the development of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD).