Joy Collins is a research associate at the PPIC Water Policy Center. Her research interests include climate, water, and health policy interactions; groundwater management; and social determinants of health. Prior to joining PPIC, she worked in Cape Town, South Africa as a lecturer on climate change, violence, and infectious disease, and a researcher studying the influence of urbanization on the climate and culture of the Guangdong Province of China. She previously worked in Washington D.C. as an intern at the Agency for International Development, and as an environmental resilience extern at the Aspen Institute. She holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and a BA in global studies with a minor in environmental science from the University of Virginia.