Earth and Physical Sciences
Office Location: AC-1E14
|PhD||Rutgers University||Environmental Science||2012|
|MPhil||Cambridge University, UK||Environment and Development||1998|
|BA||University of Guyana||Geography||1995|
Areas of Expertise
- Air pollution characterization
Local climate change
Articles in Field Of Expertise
Roberts-Semple, D. and Gao, Y. "Pollution- and climate-induced respiratory health effects: Do national standards adequately provide a safe threshold for NOx and O3 in urban New Jersey?." Athens Journal of Sciences. 4(4) 2017: 301-322.
Roberts-Semple, D. and Gao, Y. "Characterization of gas-phase air pollutants and their public health impact." Mineralogical Magazine. 77(5) 2013: 2071.
Roberts-Semple, D. and Gao, Y. "Evaluation of air pollution, local meteorology and urban public health." Int. J. Environmental Technology and Management. 16(1/2) 2013: 160-177.
Roberts-Semple D. Song F. and Gao Y. "Seasonal characteristics of ambient nitrogen oxides and ground-level ozone in metropolitan northeastern New Jersey." Atmospheric Pollution Research. 3(2) 2012: 247-257.
Roberts-Semple, D. "Protection or survival? The conflict between conservation and exploitation of tropical rainforests." Forum on Public Policy,. 3(4) 2007: 409-416.
Chapters in Field Of Expertise
Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise
Roberts-Semple, D. "Seasonal characteristics of gas-phase air pollutants: Implications for public health in northeastern New Jersey." EOS Transactions American Geophysical Union. 93(28) 2013: 257-261.
McHugh C.M.G., M.H. Cormier, P. Marchese, Y. Zheng, G. Stewart, V. Acosta, A. Bowman, A. Cortes, L. Leon, M. Rosa, D. Roberts-Semple, N. Thaker, W. Vargas, and L. Williams. "Late Quaternary Depositional History and Anthropogenic Impacts of Western Long Island Sound, New York." EOS Transactions American Geophysical Union. 87 2006: OS31B1638.
Non Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise
Roberts-Semple, D. "Climate Change: Is it possible in Queens?." Environment, Health and Sustainability in Laurelton.nyc. 2017: .
Reviews in Field Of Expertise
Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances
" Air Quality and Community Health: Harms & Risks of Living Near an Airport " 08/2018: JFK Airport Committee, Jamaica Chamber of Commerce.
" Next Generation Air Quality Measurement Technologies " 07/2018: Roundtable: The Future of Teaching and Research in a Global World, Athens, Greece.
" Potential impact of climate change on ambient air pollution concentrations and respiratory hospital admissions " 07/2018: Conference on Ecology, Ecosystems and Climate Change, Athens, Greece.
" Air pollution and public health - New directions " 01/2018: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Seminar Series, Rutgers University - Newark.
" Energy and the Environment: Energy consumption, associated costs and environmental impacts " 01/2018: Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, St. Lucia, West Indies.
" Environmental Health Science Careers " 11/2017: STEM Panel for Adult and Continuing Education, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY.
" Characterization of ambient air pollution and effects on urban health " 05/2017: STEM Academy, Biology Department Research Day, Queensborough Community College, CUNY.
" Characterization of gas-phase air pollutants and their public health impact " 08/2013: Goldschmidt, Florence, Italy.
Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships
NIH Minority Biomedical Research Support Fellowship: 2011 - 2012.
AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award: 2011.
Association for Women Geoscientists, Chrysalis Award: 2011.
Graduate Student Excellence Award, Rutgers University: 2011.
National Science Foundation Fellowship: 2009 - 2011.
Sutosama Trust Research Award, Cambridge University: 1997.
Cambridge Commonwealth Trust ODA Award: 1996 - 1997.
PSC-CUNY, Public health implications of mobile source emissions near York College campus in Jamaica, Queens. 2018: 6,000.
CUNY, Research in the Classroom Idea Grant, Learning through innovative and inquiry-driven methods: An investigation of indoor air quality in the classroom. 2018: $7,500.
CUNY, Graduate Research Technology Initiative, Characterization of Ambient Air Pollutants and their Health Effects in Jamaica, Queens. 2017-2018: $45,000.
UNEP, Integrating Environment and Experience for Sustainable Rural Development - A Road Map. 2016-2017: $6,000.
Association for Women Geoscientists, Air Pollution and Public Health Effects in Newark, NJ. 2011: $2,000.
PSC-CUNY, Field investigations in Earth and Environmental Sciences. 2008-2010: $9,000.
Offices Held In Professional Societies
Member, Rutgers Alumni Association: 2012 - present.
Member, American Meteorological Society: 2011 - present.
Member, American Women Geoscientists: 2011 - present.
Member, American Geophysical Union: 2011 - present.
Member, Oxford Round Table, U.K.: 2007- present.
Fellow, Cambridge University Commonwealth Society, U.K.: 1997 - present.
Other Professional Activities and Public Service
Member, JFK Airport Committee/New York Community Aviation Roundtable: 06/2017 - present.
Member, Eastern Queens Alliance for Environmental Science: 02/2017 - present.
Chair Judge, Junior Science and Humanities Symposium: 02/2017 & 02/2018.