(including modern erosional and sedimentary processes), seismology, hydrogeology, and tectonics. His current research involves studying the geophysical log expression of lacustrine sedimentary facies of aquifers, researching the geomorphology of floodplains, geologic mapping, and studies of the Quaternary faulting and geomorphic evolution. His recent research support has been provided through the U.S. Geological Survey, the Idaho Department of Water Resources, and Boise State University. Recent field research has involved evaluations of erosional events through analysis of alluvial and lacustrine stratigraphy, analysis of the geologic controls of recharge in river valley groundwater systems, channel morphology and bed materials in riverine systems, and the use of high-resolution geophysics to study the geometry of aquifer systems. Dr. Wood has been participating in geologic investigations for the past 40 years, most recently in Idaho, Thailand, and Nepal. He has multiple peer-reviewed publications and is currently completing a book on the geology of Idaho. Dr. Wood received his MS in geophysics and his PhD in geology from the California Institute of Technology.
Robert Wright is an attending pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA and assistant professor of environmental health at the Harvard School of Public Health. His research focus is in childhood neurodevelopment examining both genetic and environmental predictors of developmental performance, especially relating to using nutritional and toxic metals as predictors of neurodevelopment. Dr. Wright is the principal investigator (PI) or co-PI on several studies funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and the Kresge Center for Environmental Health. He is the project leader in National Institutes of Health-funded study examining a birth cohort in Tar Creek, OK—a Superfund site contaminated with lead and manganese. This study will evaluate health disparities of infant development with an emphasis on genetic susceptibility to lead and manganese exposure. Dr. Wright has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and books and is board certified in general pediatrics and medical toxicology by the American Board of Pediatrics. He received his MD from the University of Michigan and his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.