Pamela R. Turner

Professor and Extension Housing & Indoor Environment Specialist

224 Hoke Smith Annex
300 Carlton St.
Athens, GA 30602

prturner@uga.edu

706-542-9165

workFax: 706-542-1799

https://t.uga.edu/7Ai

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Ph.D. Consumer Economics University of Maryland
M.S. Family Economics University of Kentucky
B.S. Home Economics University of Idaho

Research

My research focuses on linkages between health and housing and importance of creating safe and healthy environments.

Prior Professional Positions

Organization Title Years of Service
LifeNet Behavioral Healthcare Housing Manager
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas Director of Housing
Kansas State University Assistant Professor

Awards

Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Distinguished Service Award Housing Education and Research Association 2020

Editorial Appointments

Position Name of Journal Year(s)
Board Member Housing and Society 2019 - present

Service

Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
REMOVE (Radon Evaluation, Mitigation, & Ventilation) Board Member 2021 - present Community-based approach to advance environmental justice and health
International Federation for Home Economics Chair, Program Committee for Household Technology & Sustainability 2020 - present
Rural Georgia Healthy Housing Advisory Board Coordinator 2012 -present Advisory group focusing on healthy housing concerns in SW Georgia
Center for Housing and Community Research Board Member 2020 - present
Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) Delegate 2018 - present
Georgia Healthy Homes Coalition Steering Committee 2013 -2020 Statewide coalition to increase knowledge about healthy homes
UGA Sustainability Certificate Program Advisory Board 2016 - 2019

Outreach

My outreach activities include educating Georgians about radon and the importance of testing their homes;  creating healthy and safe homes and child care environments; providing information on buying and maintaining a home; and preparing for and recovering from emergencies.  I maintain several social media sites, including  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Wordpress pages for UGA GreenwayHealthy Homes Partnership, and the Housing Education Research Association (HERA)

Books

Turner, P. (2012, August). First-Time Home Buyer. Chapter in Andrew T. Carswell (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Housing, Second Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. Available at http://www.sagepub.com/books/Book235318.

Journal Articles

Ghimire, J., Carswell, A. T., Ghimire, R., & Turner, P. R. (2021). The Impact of US Housing Type and Residential Living Situations on Mental Health during COVID-19. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(16), 17 pages. doi:10.3390/ijerph18168281.  

Saha, U., Kitto, M. Lynch, D., Dean, G., Turner, P., & Sonon, L. (2017). Optimizing sampling, sample processing and analysis methods for radon (222Rn) in water by liquid scintillation counting. American Journal of Analytical Chemistry. Retrieved from http://www.scirp.org/Journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=81730.

Turner, P.R., Bales, D., Thomas, K., Goldschmidt, M. & Fisher-McLean, K. (2017). Program note: Expanding healthy housing and environmental awareness in rural communities through local and national partnerships. Housing and Society, 44(3) 190-207. 

Koonce, J., Turner, P. R., & Chapman, S. W. (2011). Greening your life. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences.103(3), 47-51.

Chatterjee, S., Pimentel, L. G., & Turner, P. (2010). Financial education and consumers’ willingness to change behavior.  Journal of Investment Management and Financial Innovations, 7(3), 73-81.

Publications

Housing for a resilient future (2021, November 22). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRFcMoos0Vs&t=154s
Kick off webinar for 2022 World Home Economics Day. A discussion with International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) President Gwendolyn Hustvedt about building resilient housing and families. 

Ghimire, J., Carswell, A., Ghimire, R., & Turner, P. (2021). An Analysis of Housing and Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic. In B. Yust (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2021 annual conference of the Housing Education and Research Association (pp. 25-26). Minneapolis, MN. Retrieved from https://housingeducators.org/

Worley, B., Moore, S., Smith, L., Turner, P., & Bales, D. (2021). Once Lost, Now Found: FIND - A Solution to Reduce Clutter. In B. Yust (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2021 annual conference of the Housing Education and Research Association (pp. 46). Minneapolis, MN. Retrieved from https://housingeducators.org/

Turner, P., & Tucker, C. (2021). Home emergency preparedness checklist (Bulletin 1428-1). Athens, GA: University of Georgia Extension. Retrieved from https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=B1428-1.

Tucker, C., Turner, P., & Roberts, A. (2021). Home emergency management guide (Bulletin 1428). Athens, GA: University of Georgia Extension. Retrieved from https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=B1428.

Turner, P. (2021). Home maintenance checklist (Circular 1082, revised). Athens, GA: University of Georgia Extension. Retrieved from https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C1082.

Turner, P. (2021). Home safety checklist (Bulletin 1429, revised). Athens, GA: University of Georgia Extension. Retrieved from https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=B1429.

Moore, S., Turner, P., & Everson, D. (2021). Healthy homes: Dealing with household clutter (Circular 1067, revised). Athens, GA: University of Georgia Extension. Retrieved from https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C1067.

Turner, P., & Bailey, L. (2021). Mold and moisture home inspection checklist (Circular 1083, revised). Athens, GA: University of Georgia Extension. Retrieved from https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C1083

Walters, N., Turner, P., & Bales, D. (2021). Tips to prevent accidental poisonings: Poison look-alikes and other dangers (Circular 1227, revised). Athens, GA: University of Georgia Extension. Retrieved from https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C1227.

Saha, U., Turner, P., Hawkins, G., & Burnsed, J. (2021). Household Water Treatment Techniques and Devices: Activated Carbon Filtration: Household water treatment techniques and devices: Activated carbon filtration (B1542). Athens, GA: UGA Extension. Retrieved from https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=b1542.

Turner, P.R. & Barber, D. (2020, revised). Good health starts at home: What's in your house? (Circular 1051), 2 pp. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Extension. (origninal 2012). Retrieved from https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C1051.

Turner, P.R. & James, R. (2020, revised). Leasing smart in Georgia (Circular 1217), 2 pp. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Extension. Retrieved from https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C1217.

Saha, U., Hawkins, G., & Turner, P. (2020). Your household water quality: Lead and copper (Circular 858-10). University of Georgia Extension. Retrieved from https://t.uga.edu/6C4.

Hwang, D., Gambill, J., Turner, P., Davis, T., Hegarty, P., & Felt, A. (2020). Part 4: Protect and Strengthen Your Property. In A. Felt, & M. Behl (Eds.), Georgia Resident’s Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards. University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant.

Welch, M.E., Turner, P.R., Cosgrove, S. & Bales, D.W. (2019, November). Emergency resilience: Grab and go, home, and child care. [Abstract] In B.L. Yust (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2019 annual conference of the Housing Education Research Association, pp 4-5. Austin, TX: Retrieved from https://housingeducators.org.

Saha, U., Turner, P., Lynch, D., & Cooper, D. (2019). Accuracy and precision in measurement of radon in water by liquid scintillation counting. In 2019 International Radon Symposium. Denver, CO. Retrieved from https://internationalradonsymposium.org/.

Turner, P., Badding, M. & Ogden, J. (2018). Healthy homes: Preventing mold in your home. (Circular 1047-1), 4 pp. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Extension. Retrieved from https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C1047-1.

Turner, P., Badding, M. & Ogden, J. (2018). Healthy homes: Removing mold in your home. (Circular 1047-2), 6 pp. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Extension. Retrieved from https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C1047-2.

Turner, P., Sumpter, K. & Thomas, K. (2018, June). Green cleaning in the community: Creating healthier homes. [Paper] In European Network for Housing Research: Collaborative housing, Uppsala, Sweden. Retrieved from https://www.enhr.net/2018_Sweden.php.

Saha, U., Sonon, L., Turner, P., Hawkins, G., & Mickler, K. (2018). Household Water Treatment: Disinfection Methods and Devices (1487). Athens, GA: UGA Extension. Retrieved from https://secure.caes.uga.edu/extension/publications/files/pdf/B%201487_1.PDF.

Turner, P.R., Ogden, J. & Badding, M. (2017). Don’t let the bed bugs bite: Avoiding bed bugs in your home. (Circular No. 1108), 8 pages. Athens: GA: University of Georgia Extension. Retrieved from https://www.fcs.uga.edu/docs/BedBugs.PDF.

Turner, P. R., & Gibson, S. M. S. (2017, revised). Cleaning healthy cleaning green. (Circular No. 1114/HACE-E-73-2), 4 pp. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.  Retrieved from https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C1114.

Barnett, M.L. & Turner, P.R. (2017, reviewed). Childproofing your home: A room-by-room safety checklist. (Circular 1049/HACE-E-92), 2 pp. (original 2013). Athens, GA: University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.  Retrieved from https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C1049.

Bales, D., Turner, P.R., Thomas, K. & Kirby, S. (2017, March 23). Helping child care professionals create healthy and sustainable child care environments. Sustainable and healthy lifestyles: Policy, pedagogy and practice, International Federation of Home Economics: conference, Sligo, Ireland.

Turner, P.R., Goldschmidt, M. & Fisher, K.L. (2016, November). Effectiveness and impact of the national Healthy Homes Partnership on occupant health. [Abstract] In Wendy Miller, Connie Susilawati, and Karen Manley (Eds.) Healthy housing 2016: Proceedings of the 7th International conference on Energy and Environment of Residential Buildings, pp 413-424. Brisbane, Australia. Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.qut.edu.au/3732/.

Turner, P.R. (2015). Leave it at the door: A guide to reducing contaminants in your home. (Circular 1070). Athens, GA: University of Georgia extension. (Revised, original published 2010), 2 pages. Retrieved from http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.cfm?number=C1070.

Turner, P., & Heboyan, V. (2013). An analysis of energy use and behavior changes made by low-income households after their homes were weatherized. In Overcoming the crisis: Integrating the urban environment. Tarragona, Spain: European Network for Housing Research.

Turner, P.R. & Gibson, S.M.S. (2012, July). Translating healthy housing research into real-world information that can be used by consumers to help improve their lives. Presentation at Healthy Buildings 2012 conference in Brisbane, Australia.

Gibson,S.M.S. & Turner, P.R.(2012, July). Living greener: Using technology to create learning environments to reach millennialsPresentation at the XXII International Federation for Home Economics World Congress 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

Turner, P.R., Gibson, S.M.S. & Bailey, S. (2010, September). Reaching globally at a local level: Developing culturally sensitive programs.  Presentation at the 11th World Congress on Environmental Health in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Turner, P. R. (2009, July). Exploring the impact of a three-prong approach to healthier homes. Paper presented at Changing Housing Markets: Integration and Segmentation, European Network of Housing Researchers. Prague, Czech Republic.

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