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

Department: Economics and Environmental Affairs


Sammy Zahran is an Associate Professor of Demography in the Dept of Economics.  Sammy is also an Associate Professor in the Dept of Epidemiology in the Colorado School of Public Health. From 2012-2014, he was Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Fellow at Columbia University.   In 2011, he was awarded the Alumni Promise Award from the University of Tennessee.  In 2010, he was awarded a Monfort Professorship.  He received the Water Pik, Inc. Excellence in Education Award in 2010.  In 2009, he received a resident fellowship in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability. In 2008, he was awarded the Best of Paper of the Year by the American Planning Association. His research examines maternal and child health.  His published research appears in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Risk Analysis, Journal of Risk and UncertaintyEcological Economics, Environmental Science and Technology, Climatic Change, Science of the Total EnvironmentEnvironmental Research, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (JAERE), Environment International, American Journal of Public Health, and the International Journal of Epidemiology.



PhD, University of Tennessee


Econ 240. Issues in Environmental Economics - Syllabus

Econ 380a. Issues in Population Economics - Syllabus