Erica Walker is the founder of Noise and the City. She is also a postdoctoral researcher at Boston University School of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health. She was awarded a P50 Diversity Supplement from the NIH to work with the BU/Harvard Center for Research on Environmental and Social Stressors in Housing Across the Life
Course (CRESSH). This work includes epidemiological analysis examining the relationship between sound levels and developmental delay within the Children’s HealthWatch cohort and developing a model of ambient to indoor sound infiltration within the CRESSH study area. She is the Principle Investigator of Community Noise Lab, a research lab funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. As PI of Community Noise Lab, she will continue and expand her sound and noise work specifically around a community-identified issues.
Walker earned a B.S. and B.A in both mathematics and economics from Simmons College; A MS in environmental economics and urban planning from Tufts University; and a ScD in environmental health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Walker enjoys great conversation, taking risks, and organic dried mangoes. She does not like superficiality or dream killers.