Superfund Research Program

February 2023

Joseph HammHamm studies institutional trust for the Michigan State University SRP Center’s CEC. (Photo courtesy of Joseph Hamm)

Joseph Hamm, Ph.D., strives to contribute to a deeper, fuller understanding of trust, one that crosses disciplines and helps different groups to work collaboratively toward better outcomes for community health and safety.

Currently a lead on the Community Engagement Core (CEC) within the Michigan State University SRP Center, Hamm aims to define and measure trust between the public and the government.

“Working across fields gives me opportunity to combine theoretical understandings of trust from organizational psychology and my practical experience with environmental managers to develop a more nuanced understanding of the best opportunities for building trust,” Hamm said. “Being a part of the CEC has given me the ideal case for taking ideas from one context into another.”

Read more in his NIEHS Grantee Highlight.