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Meet Our Investigators

Site Location: Fountain, CO


John Adgate, PhD

John is a Co-Principal Investigator for Colorado SCOPE. He is a Professor in the Colorado School of Public Health and Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health.  His expertise is in exposure and risk assessment. His research interests include: health impacts and sustainability of energy development, PFAS exposure and health effects, children’s environmental health, and the impacts of air pollution and climate change on human health.

Dr. Adgate's research profile.


Anne Starling, PhD

Anne is a Co-Principal Investigator for Colorado SCOPE. She is an assistant professor in the Epidemiology Department in the Colorado School of Public Health as well as the Assistant Director for Environmental Health at the Lifecourse Epidemiology of Adiposity and Diabetes Center. Anne's research has focused on how environmental exposures can impact risk of chronic disease. She has previously looked at how exposure to PFAS during pregnancy may impact risk of preeclampsia.


Dr. Starling's research profile. 


Amber Vaughn, DrPH, MPH

Amber is the Project and Data Manager for Colorado SCOPE. She has worked several years with John Adgate in the Environmental and Occupational Health Department at the Colorado School of Public Health. She has experience researching radon behaviors and policy and participated as a research assistant in the previous local study, PFAS-AWARE (2018-9)

Dr. Vaughn's research profile.

Field & Data Collection Team 

CU Denver: Anschutz Campus 

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

CO SCOPE Consultants