Dr. Hoover is an environmental scientist who addresses environmental exposure and health disparities using community engaged research methods and geospatial technology. His research emphasizes drinking water quality and access challenges experienced by Indigenous communities with additional interests in community engaged research methods and healthy homes. He employs a community-driven research approach to develop sustaining partnerships with communities, which includes project co-development and training. Dr. Hoover's larger research goal is to reduce exposure to environmental contaminants through use of analytical tools that communities can then build on for future efforts.  


  • Ph.D. Geography, University of Denver
  • M.A Geography, University of Arizona
  • B.A. Environmental Sciences, Northwestern University