Dr. Butler-Dawson is an epidemiologist with the Center for Health, Work & Environment, and an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health. Her work in global health research and practice focuses on improving the health of vulnerable populations, especially in relation to: worker health and safety, agriculture, climate, and environmental exposures. She is currently examining environmental and occupational risk factors contributing to kidney disease among workers in Latin America, with an emphasis on the development of prevention strategies. Dr. Butler-Dawson is the principal investigator of a recently funded study (NIH/NIEHS K01) in rural Guatemala to assess the impact of airborne exposures on kidney health in women. She is also a co-founding member of the CHWE’s Climate, Work & Health Initiative. Prior to her academic position, Dr. Butler-Dawson worked for the U.S. Peace Corps in Burkina Faso and the CDC Division of Global HIV/AIDs.