Spatially and Temporally Explicit Environmental Impacts of Crop Production in the U.S. Midwest

Eun Kyung Lee

State University of New York, University at Albany

Eun Kyung Lee is a current doctoral student in Environmental Health Sciences at the State University of New York, University at Albany. She is currently working with Dr. Xiaobo Xue analyzing the life cycle environmental impacts of corn production in the Midwest region and investigating the shortcomings of spatiotemporal variability within the results. Prior to the doctoral program, she obtained a Master’s of Public Health at Tufts University where her thesis entailed understanding the environmental risk factors of food insecurity in relation to water quality and household solid waste management in rural areas of Guatemala. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Chemistry and Biology with a minor in Spanish in Minnesota. Her research interests range from air and water pollution to climate change associated with health outcomes as well as the persistent challenges of food insecurity and cleaner fuel. She looks forward to finding innovative, holistic and realistic solutions to the most pressing public health and environmental health issues, both in the U.S. and in developing countries and continue expanding her research skills and knowledge to address these issues.


Background: The demand of biobased products, such as food, fuel, and chemicals, has been continuously increasing. Meanwhile, agricultural production, serving as the primary stage of biobased products, is one of the largest... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Eun Kyung Lee (State University of New York, University at Albany)
  2. Xuesong Zhang (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
  3. Xiaobo Xue (State University of New York, University at Albany)

Topic Area

• Life cycle sustainability assessment


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