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David Turcotte
Dr. David A TurcotteResearch Professor, Director, Principal Investigator
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
    Economics
  • Phone
    (978) 934-4682
  • Email

Research Interests

Sustainable housing and community economic development, conflict resolution, healthy homes, environmental justice and asthma interventions.

Education

  • Sc.D: Work Environment Policy/Pollution Prevention/Cleaner Production, (2007), University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA
  • MS: Community Economic Development, (1999), Southern New Hampshire University - Manchester, NH
  • BA: Sociology, (1979), University of Lowell - Lowell, MA
    Supporting Area: Political Science

Biography

David Turcotte, ScD is Research Professor in the Department of Economics, Director of the New England Healthy Homes Training Center and a senior environmental health researcher/program director within the Center for Community Research and Engagement at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He has served as Principal Investigator on several United States Housing and Urban Development (HUD) intervention research grants, including two recent Healthy Homes Technical Studies that conducted environmental hazards assessments and interventions in the homes of diverse low-income children and older adults. David chairs the Massachusetts Asthma Action Partnership and its Healthy Housing Committee. He has conducted numerous healthy homes training courses over the last 15 years and holds a Doctor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Work Environment Policy/Pollution Prevention.
Recently published in The Lowell Sun

Selected Publications

  • Turcotte, D.A., Chaves, E., Gore, R., Adejumo, K.L., Woskie, S. (2018) "The impact of housing type on low-income asthmatic children receiving multifaceted home interventions," Public Health 164: pp. 107-114
  • Turcotte, D.A., Chaves, A., Ross, E., Adejumo, M. (2016) "2016 Community Health Needs Assessment," Lowell General Hospital.
  • Turcotte, D.A., Alvarez-Chavez, C.R., Flores-Bernal, J.L., Esquer-Peralta, J., Munguia-Vega, N.E., Corella-Madueno, M.A., Rascon-Careaga, A., Velazquez-Contreras, L.E. (2016) "Detection of Allergen Sources in the Homes of Sensitized Children," Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 6 pp. 531
  • Turcotte, D.A., Ramirez-Tejeda, K., Pike, S. (2016) "Unsustainable Wind Turbine Blade Disposal Practices in the United States: A Case for Policy Intervention and Technological Innovation," New Solutions: A Journal Of Environmental And Occupational Health Policy: NS
  • Turcotte, D.A., Woskie, S., Gore, R., Chaves, E., Adejumo, K. (2015) "Health Effects of Housing on Urban Low-Income Asthmatic Children in Lowell Massachusetts," pp. 111
  • Turcotte, D.A. (2014) "Healthy Homes: In-Home Environmental Asthma Intervention in a Diverse Urban Community," National Healthy Homes Conference
  • Turcotte, D.A., Alker, H., Chaves, E., Gore, R., Woskie, S. (2014) "Healthy Homes: In-Home Environmental Asthma Intervention in a Diverse Urban Community," American journal of public health 104:4 pp. 665–671
  • Turcotte, D.A., Carswell, A., Yust, B. (2013) "A Content Review and Impact Analysis of Housing and Society Through 40 Years," Housing and Society 40:2 pp. 232-245
  • Turcotte, D.A. (2013) "Healthy Homes: In-Home Environmental Asthma Intervention in a Diverse Urban Community," American Public Health Association Annual Convention
  • Turcotte, D.A. (2013) "Healthy Homes: In-Home Environmental Asthma Intervention in a Diverse Urban Community," 2013 Housing Education and Research Association
  • Turcotte, D.A. (2013) "Power: The Architect of Conflict," International Management Symposium (Symposio Internacial de Administracion)
  • Turcotte, D.A., Johnson Jr, M.P., Vidrine, E., Drew, R.B., Sullivan, F.M. (2012) "Reconstructing Neighborhoods: Case Studies in Foreclosed Housing Acquisition and Redevelopment in Distressed Urban Communities,"
  • Turcotte, D.A., Johnson Jr, M.P., Drew, R.B., Keisler, J. (2012) "Values, Objectives, and Decisions: Using Community-Based Operations Research for Neighborhood Redevelopment,"
  • Turcotte, D.A., Johnson, M.P., Drew, R.B., Keisler, J.M. (2012) "What is a Strategic Acquisition? Decision Modeling in Support of Foreclosed Housing Redevelopment," Socio-economic planning sciences 46:3 pp. 194-204
  • Turcotte, D.A., Johnson, L.M., Drew, R. (2011) "Case Studies in Community Development Corporations - Efforts to Stabilize Neighborhoods From the Effects of Foreclosures," The Housing Education and Research Association
  • Turcotte, D.A., Geiser, K. (2010) "A Framework to Guide Sustainable Housing Development," Housing and Society 37:2 pp. 87-117
  • Turcotte, D.A., Johnson Jr, M.P., Keisler, J., Solak, S., Drew, R.B., Bayram, A., Vidrine, E. (2010) "Decision Models for Foreclosed Housing Acquisition and Redevelopment: A University of Massachusetts Multi-Campus Collaborative Project-Processes and Findings to Date,"
  • Turcotte, D.A., Johnson, M.P., Sullivan, L.F., Drew, R.B. (2010) "Improving Policy Design and Practice for Acquisition and Redevelopment of Foreclosed Residential Housing in Urban Communities," Cleveland, OH: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • Turcotte, D.A., Johnson, M.P., Sullivan, F.M. (2010) "What Foreclosed Homes Should a Municipality Purchase to Stabilize Vulnerable Neighborhoods?," Networks and Spatial Economics 10:3 pp. 363-388
  • Turcotte, D.A., Silka, L., Toof, R., Villareal, J., Buxbaum, L., Renault-Caragianes, P. (2008) "Community-University Partnerships: Achieving the Promise in the Face of Changing Goals, Changing Funding Patterns, and Competing Priorities.," New solutions : a journal of environmental and occupational health policy : NS 18:2
  • Turcotte, D.A., Silka, L. (2008) "Reflections on the Concept of Social Capital," Southeast Asian Refugees and Immigrants in the Mill City pp. 49-68
  • Turcotte, D.A., Silka, L. (2007) "Reflections on the Concept of Social Capital: Complex Partnerships in Refugee and Immigrant Communities," J.Jennings.(Ed.), Race, neighborhoods, and misuse of social capital pp. 109-132
  • Turcotte, D.A. (2006) "Cases in Sustainable Housing: Where Do We Go From Here," A framework for sustainable housing development in the United States
  • Turcotte, D.A. (2006) "Framework For Housing Sustainability: Perspectives From the Field," A framework for sustainable housing development in the United States
  • Turcotte, D.A. (2006) "Sustainable Development: A Better Holistic View.," New solutions : a journal of environmental and occupational health policy : NS 16:4 pp. 414-417
  • Turcotte, D.A., Villareal, J., Bermingham, C. (2006) "The Benefits of Building Green,"

Selected Presentations

  • Reconstructing Neighborhoods: Foreclosed Housing and Redevelopment Strategies in Distressed Communities - UMass Lowell Seminar Series, November 2012 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Healthy Homes for All: Improving Children's Health in Diverse Communities - UMass Medical School, Center for Clinical & Translational ScienceÕs Challenges Issues in Community Health: The Role of Research Conference, November 2012 - Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
  • Symposium: As Housing and Society Turns 40:A Reflection Back and a Look Forward - Housing Education and Research Association Conference, October 2012 - Roanoke, Virginia
  • Case Studies in Community Development Corporations' Efforts to Stabilize Neighborhoods from the Effects of Foreclosures - Housing Education and Research Association Conference, October 2011 - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Healthy Homes for All: Improving Children's Health in Diverse Communities - National Healthy Homes Conference, June 2011 - Denver, Colorado
  • Case Studies in Community Development Corporations Efforts to Stabilize Neighborhoods from the Effects of Foreclosures - International Planners Network Conference, May 2011 - Memphis, Tennessee
  • Engaging Housing Groups in Healthy Homes Initiatives - Region One Conference of the National Community Development Association, October 2010 - Providence, RI
  • Jobs and Workforce Development - UMass Lowell Electric Vehicle Summit, October 2010 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Engaging Housing Groups in Healthy Homes Initiatives - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Policy Summit-Housing Policy: Who Pays, Who Plays, Who Wins?, June 2010 - Providence, RI
  • Foreclosed Housing Acquisition and Redevelopment using Decision Models - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Policy Summit-Housing Policy: Who Pays, Who Plays, Who Wins?, June 2010 - Cleveland, OH
  • Overcoming Program Challenges - HUDs 2010 Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Controls Program Manager School, June 2010 - Memphis, Tennessee
  • Cases Studies in Foreclosure Acquisition Efforts to Stabilize Neighborhoods - Urbanism Affairs Association Conference, March 2010 - Honolulu, HI
  • Integrated Pest Management and Health - Asthma Action Partnership Symposium for Integrated Pest Management, December 2009 - Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
  • Clean Energy Workforce Development - University of Massachusetts Clean Energy Career Pathways Conference, October 2009 - Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
  • Local Efforts to Mitigate the Impacts of Buildings on Global Warming - University of Massachusetts Lowell Climate Change Teach-In, October 2009 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • The Benefits of Greening Your Homes and Business - Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, September 2009 - Chelmsford, Massachusetts
  • Healthy Homes Healthy Live: Organizers for Green and Healthy Housing - 2008 Massachusetts Smart Growth Smart Energy Conference, December 2008 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Urban Revitalization and Gentrification - Build Boston 2008 Conference, November 2008 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Multi-dimensional Strategies to Reach High Risk Populations - 2008 National Healthy Homes Conference, September 2008 - Baltimore, Maryland
  • Energy: Planning: Get Started! Get Involved! - Southern New England American Planning AssociationÕs Conference, September 2008 - Providence, Rhode Island
  • Positioning Our Communities: Creating an Environment for Green Jobs/Economic Development - Green, Clean, and Sustainable Ð Economic Development Summit, May 2008 - Haverhill, Massachusetts
  • Cases Studies in Urban Sustainable Housing Development - Urbanism Affairs Association Conference, April 2008 - Baltimore, Maryland
  • Strengthening the Capacity of Health Professional Serving Minority and Low-income Communities to Better Identify, Manage, and Prevent Environmental Health Risks - American Public Health Association Annual Convention, November 2007 - Washington DC
  • A Framework for Sustainable Housing Development: Moving Beyond Green - Forum on Application of Sustainability Theory to Urban Development Practice, August 2007 - Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Safer Environments for Children: Homes, Child Care Settings, and Schools - Protecting Massachusetts's Children from Environmental Risks: Problems and Solutions Conference, June 2007 - Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
  • Safer Environments for Children: Homes, Waste Sites/Brownfields and Workplaces - Safer Environments for Children: Homes, Waste Sites/Brownfields and Workplaces, June 2007 - Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
  • Case Studies in Sustainable Housing - UMass Lowell Qualitative Research Network's Research Sharing Day, May 2007 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Community University Partnerships: Achieving the Promise in the Face of Changing Goals, Changing Funding Patterns, and Competing Priorities - International CITA Conference: Community-University Partnerships: How Do We Achieve The Promise?, April 2007 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Cases in Sustainable Housing - Sustainable Urbanism Conference, April 2007 - Texas A & M, College Station, Texas
  • Safer Environments for Children: Homes, Child Care Settings, and Schools - Protecting Rhode Island's Children from Environmental Risks: Problems and Solutions Conference, March 2007 - Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • Safer Environments for Children: Homes, Waste Sites/Brownfields and Workplaces - Protecting Rhode Island's Children from Environmental Risks: Problems and Solutions Conference, March 2007 - Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • Sustainable Housing, January 2007 - Tlaxcala, Mexico
  • The Benefits of Building Green - Green Building Forum, December 2006 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Safer Environments for Children: Homes, Waste Sites/Brownfields and Workplaces - Presentation at the Protecting New Hampshire's Children from Environmental Risks: Problems and Solutions Conference, 2006 - Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Safer Environments for Children: Homes, Child Care Settings, and Schools - Protecting New Hampshire's Children from Environmental Risks: Problems and Solutions Conference, 2006 - Manchester, New Hampshire
  • A Framework for Sustainable Housing Development - Second World Planning School Congress, July 2006 - Mexico City, Mexico
  • A Framework for Sustainable Housing Development - Planners Network Conference, June 2006 - Chicago, Illinois
  • Developing a Sustainable Housing Development Framework Using Qualitative Methods - UMass Lowell Qualitative Research Network's Stories of Qualitative Research Conference, April 2006 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Addressing the Challenges of the Built Environment in an Immigrant City - American Public Health Association Annual Convention, November 2004 - Washington DC
  • Are Current Drivers Sufficient to Sustain Green Building Development? - Sustainable Communities 2004 Conference, July 2004 - Burlington, Vermont
  • Sustainability Planning: Adapting the Danish Scenario Workshop to a Diverse U.S. Immigrant City - Sustainable Communities 2004 Conference, July 2004 - Burlington, Vermont
  • Are Current Drivers Sufficient to Sustain Green Building Development? - National Environmental Assistance Summit, April 2004 - Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sustainability Planning: Adapting the Danish Scenario Workshop to a Diverse U.S. Immigrant City - National Pollution Prevention Roundtable Conference, April 2003 - Louisville, Kentucky
  • Reflections on the Concept of Social Capital: Complex Partnerships in Refugee and Immigrant Communities - Diversity, Culture and Sustainable Development, The University of Massachusetts Lowell, Committee on Theory and Assessment International Conference, 2001 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • University Engagement in Regional Development: Building Bridges - Approaches to Sustainable Regional Development: The Role of the University in the Globalizing Economy, The University of Massachusetts Lowell, Committee on Industrial Theory and Assessment International Conference, 2000 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Effective University Partnerships for Neighborhood Redevelopment - Annual Regional Conference of the American Planning Association, 1999 - Providence, Rhode Island
  • Building Effective University-Community Partnership - Building a Better Tomorrow 1999 Best Practices and Technical Assistance Symposium, 1999 - Kansas City, Missouri
  • Refugee and Immigrant Economic Development Leadership Project, 1999 - Manchester, New Hampshire

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • SEP: Collaborative: Achieving a Sustainable Energy Pathway for Wind Turbine Blade (2012), Grant -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Co-Principal)
  • Achieving a Sustainable Energy Pathway for Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing (2012), - National Science Foundation
    Schmidt, D. (Co-Principal), Niezrecki, C., Reynaud, E., Turcotte, D.A., Sherwood, J.A.
  • SEP: Collaborative: Achieving a Sustainable Energy Pathway for Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing (2012), Grant - National Science Foundation
  • Healthy Homes for Elders: Multi-Trigger, Multi-Component Environmental Intervent (2013), Grant - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Healthy Homes for Elders: Multi-Trigger, Multi-Component Environmental Intervent (2013), Grant - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Greater Lowell/Merrimack Valley Lead Program (2013), Contract - U.S. DEPT OF HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Lowell Lead Paint Program (2013), Contract - U.S. DEPT OF HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Asthma Interventions in Public and Assisted Multifamily Housing Grant Program for Improving Children's Health: Effective Asthma Interventions in Public and Assisted Multifamily Housing (2011), Grant - United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Income Account: New England Healthy Homes Training Center and Network (2011), -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Rebirth of the Lowell Asthma Coalition: Improving Quality of Life for Residents A (2012), Grant -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Green Housing Study: Boston Follow-Up (2012), Contract - CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Green Housing Study: Boston Follow-Up (2012), Contract - CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Raising Public Awareness to Improve the Quality of Life for Residents Affected by (2013), Grant -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Improving Children's Health: Effective Asthma Interventions in Public and Assiste (2011), -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Green Housing Study (2012), Grant - Harvard School of Public Health
  • Greater Lowell Health Alliance Needs Assessment (2013), -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Clean Energy Career Workgroup and Roundtable (2011), Grant - Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
  • Collaborative Proposal: Decision Models for Foreclosed Housing Acquisition and Re (2010), Grant -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Collaborative Proposal: Decision Models for Foreclosure Acquisition and Redevelopment (2010), Grant - National Science Foundation
  • Workshop: 2011 Wind Energy Research Workshop, Lowell, MA August 2011 (2011), Grant -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Co-Principal)
  • Clean Energy Career Workgroup and Roundtable (2011), -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Merrimack Valley Housing Report (2009), -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • ARRA Healthy Homes for All: Improving Children's Health In Diverse Communities (2009), Grant -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • UTEC Green Resource Center Project (2011), -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Clean Energy Career Workgroup and Roundtable (2010), Grant - Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
  • Wind and Clean Energy Initiative to Build Collaboration and Cluster Competitiveness (2010), Grant - University of Massachusetts President's Office
  • Healthy Homes Demonstration Program Grant for Healthy Homes for All: Improving Children's Health In Diverse Communities (2009), Grant - United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Clean Energy Career Workgroup and Roundtable (2010), -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Merrimack Valley Housing Report (2009), Grant - Community Teamwork, Inc.
  • Staffing and Supporting the Clean Energy Sector (2009), Grant - University of Massachusetts President's Office
  • Forecasting and Promoting the Clean Energy Sector (2008), Grant - University of Massachusetts President's Office
  • Technical Assistance and Research Center for Housing and Sustainability Outreach Partnership (2008), Grant - , Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
  • Technical Assistance & Research Center for Housing & Sustainability Outreach Part (2008), -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Technical Assistance and Research Center for Housing Sustainability (2008), Grant -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • RESD Summer Student (2008), -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Sustainability Outreach Partnership Center (2007), Grant - Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
  • Technical Assistance and Research Center for Housing Sustainability (2007), Grant - Parker Foundation
  • Sustainable Outreach Partnership Initiative (SOPI): Creating Green Buildings and (2007), Grant -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Community Development Work Study Program (2005), Grant - United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Strengthening the Capacity of Health Professionals Serving Minority and Low-Income Communities to Better Identify, Manage, and Prevent Environmental Health Risks (2005), Grant - United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sustainable Urban Redevelopment Program Lowell Green Building Initiative (2005), Grant - Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Community Problem Solving Grant (2004), Grant - United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Green Buildings and Sustainability (2005), Grant - Parker Foundation
  • Healthy Homes Demonstration Grant for Innovations in Reaching Diverse Groups (Awarded 2003, 2 years, $165,000) (2003), Grant - United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Lowell Composting Project (2003), Grant - City of Lowell
  • UMass Lowell Composting Project (2003), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell Executive Office of Environmental Affairs
  • Community Development Work Study Program (2002), Grant - United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Confronting the Housing Crisis in Lowell (2002), Grant - Sociological Inquiries Foundation and Parker Foundation
  • The Community EMS Initiative (2002), Grant - United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Lowell Community Partnership for a Food Waste Composting Enterprise, Phase III (2001), Grant - University of Massachusetts Chelsea Center for Recycling and Economic Development
  • Citywide Restaurant Food Waste Composting Program (2000), Grant - University of Massachusetts Chelsea Center for Recycling and Economic Development
  • Immigrant and Refugee Self-Sufficiency Project (1998), Grant - Massachusetts Jobs Council