||Dr. Erin Largo-Wight is a professor in the Department of Public Health and the Interim Director for the Environmental Center. She earned a BS from University of South Florida, MS from University of Delaware, and a PhD from the University of Florida in Health and Human Performance with a minor in Psychology and graduate certificate in Environmental Education and Communication.
Dr. Largo-Wight brings years of leadership experience as the former director of a large academic program; over a decade of experience facilitating student and community partnerships to solve environmental and health issues in Jacksonville; interdisciplinary research, teaching, and world view; and the Health by Design: Nature and Health Laboratory and research. Dr. Largo-Wight studies the impact of nature on stress, health, and well-being. Past studies explored the impact of outdoor classrooms on children, nature in the workplace, clinical settings, and home, and outdoor exposure and health, for example. She also studies environmental health behaviors such as recycling, active commuting, gardening, and others. Erin is passionate about the health of the environment and connecting faculty, students, and community partners to find solutions.