Joshua Garoon


Assistant Professor
340A Agricultural Hall
1450 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706

(608) 890-0981

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday: 11:00am-1:00pm or by appointment. See

Professor Garoon’s Curriculum Vitae [271 kb pdf]

Education: Ph.D., 2009, Johns Hopkins University

Biography: I study the ways in which health, development, and the environment intersect across Africa and the United States, and how those intersections manifest in health inequalities at the local level. I’m particularly interested in how health inequalities are shaped by global, national, and local stakeholders’ attempts to define and act on community and neighborhood resources; in short, I investigate environmental governance. My work cuts across anthropology, sociology, and epidemiology, and my projects in both Africa and the U.S. employ a community-engaged research framework.

C&E Soc 533: Public Health in Rural & Urban Communities
C&E Soc 540: Sociology of International Development, Environment, and Sustainability