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The goal of this directory is to facilitate information sharing and expand communications about research interests and opportunities. Ultimately, we hope it will assist in creating new linkages and collaborative partnerships between participating academic researchers and community organizations.

This directory includes profiles of all the organizations and academic faculty participating in the Network. Profiles include research interests and expertise, prior and current projects, community needs, and contact information. 

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Tony G. Reames, PhD, MS
Tony G. Reames, PhD, MS

University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability
Assistant Professor

School for Environment and Sustainability
2538 Dana
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1041
Phone: (734) 647-3916


Dr. Reames is an assistant professor in the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of and is affiliated with the Center for Sustainable Systems, Energy Institute, and Poverty Solutions initiative. He directs the Urban Energy Justice Lab which researches topics at the intersection of energy and equity. Dr. Reames has a PhD in public administration from the University of Kansas.
Dr. Reames conducts research in the emerging field of energy justice, which investigates fair and equitable access to affordable, reliable, and clean energy technology. His research employs energy analysis, geographic information systems (GIS), and policy analysis tools to study disparities in urban residential energy dynamics focusing on the production and persistence of spatial, racial, and socioeconomic inequality. He is a member of the Scholars Strategy Network to improve public policy and strengthen democracy. Dr. Reames is also a member of the Heat Waves, Housing and Health (HHH) Steering Committee, a partnership established in 2016 between an interdisciplinary team of academics and leaders of 5 Detroit community organizations to conduct community-based participatory research (CBPR) around the intersection of heat, housing, and health.

Current Research Interests:

  • Technological advancement
  • Policy process
  • Social equity
  • Environmental justice
  • Inequality by race, class, and place


The Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center
University of Michigan School of Public Health (U-M SPH)
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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