Associate Professor of Teaching
Associate Director, Undergraduate Program
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 2008, Social Ecology
M.A., University of California, Irvine, 2004, Social Ecology
B.S., Central Washington University, 2001, Geology
Phone: (949) 824-7124
University of California, Irvine
2022 Anteater Instruction & Research Building
Program in Public Health
Mail Code: 3957
Irvine, CA 92697
environmental psychology, environment and behavior research, wellness, global environmental change
I am an Associate Professor of Teaching and the Associate Director for the Undergraduate Program in the Program of Public Health at the University of California, Irvine. I teach courses on environmental quality and health (PH60), climate change and disaster management (PH172), health and global environmental change (PH173), and public health and wellness (PH150). I also teach the public health honors thesis course (PH H192). My research interests include behavioral and environmental influences on health and well-being, the scholarship of teaching and learning, as well as how rapid global environmental changes are affecting the health of the world's populations.
Briet, E., & Runnerstrom, M. G. (2019). Analyzing the impacts of required internships on college student mental health. College Student Journal, 53(4), 474-478.
Runnerstrom, M. G., & Koralek, T. (2018). Measures of success: Exploring student approaches to learning public health. Pedagogy in Health Promotion, (4)4, 283-293. doi:10.1177/2373379917746189
Altaher, Y., & Runnerstrom, M. G. (2018). Psychological restoration practices among college students. Journal of College Student Development, (59)2, 227-232. doi:10.1353/csd.2018.0019
Koenig, K. L., Schultz, C. H., Runnerstrom, M. G., Ogunseitan, O. A. (2017). Public health and disasters: An emerging translational and implementation science, not “Lessons Learned.” Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 1-2. doi:10.1017/dmp.2017.11
Allgood, J. M., Jimah, T., McClaskey, C. M., La Guardia, M. J., Hammell, S. C., Zeineddine, M. M., Tang, I. W., Runnerstrom, M. G., Ogunseitan, O. A. (2017). Potential human exposure to halogenated flame-retardants in elevated surface dust and floor dust in an academic environment. Environmental Research, 153, 55-62. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2016.11.010.
Runnerstrom, M. G. (2016). From individual to global well-being: Designing an undergraduate public health and wellness course. In Well-being 2016: Co-creating pathways to well-being. Paper presented at Well-Being 2016: The Third International Conference Exploring the Multi-Dimensions of Well-Being, Birmingham, England (159-161). Birmingham: Birmingham City University. ISBN:978-1-904839-87-3
Koralek T., Runnerstrom M. G. , Brown B. J., Uchegbu C., & Basta T. B. (2016). Lessons from Ebola: Sources of outbreak information and the associated impact on UC Irvine and Ohio University college students. PLOS Currents Outbreaks. doi: 10.1371/currents.outbreaks.f1f5c05c37a5ff8954f38646cfffc6a2.
Koralek, T. M., Brown, B. J., & Runnerstrom, M. G. (2015). Assessing the Level of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs about Ebola Among College Students. American Journal of Infection Control. doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2015.06.012
Stokols, D., Misra, S., Runnerstrom, M. G., & Hipp, J. A. (2009). Psychology in an age of ecological crisis: From personal angst to collective action. American Psychologist, 64(3), 181-193. doi:10.1037/a0014717
American Public Health Association
Environmental Design Research Association