Sammy Zahran

Contact Information

Phone: 970-491-1877



Office: C312A Clark

Role: Faculty

Position: Professor & Co-Director of the Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis


Sammy Zahran is an Associate Professor of Demography in the Dept of Economics. He is also Co-Director of the Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis, and Resident Fellow in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability. Sammy is also an Assistant Professor in the Dept of Epidemiology in the Colorado School of Public Health. In 2012, he received a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Fellowship.  In 2011, he was awarded the Alumni Promise Award from the University of Tennessee. In 2010, he was awarded the Monfort Professorship by Colorado State University. He received the Water Pik, Inc. Excellence in Education Award in 2010. In 2008, he was awarded the Best of Paper of the Year by the American Planning Association. His published research appears in Risk Analysis, Environmental Science and Technology, Atmospheric Environment, Neurotoxicology, American Journal of Public Health, Science of the Total Environment, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Ecological Economics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Environmental Research, Environmental Pollution, Environment International, and the International Journal of Epidemiology.



PhD, University of Tennessee


Econ 240. Issues in Environmental Economics - Syllabus

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