Dr. Christine Ogilvie Hendren


My work focuses on developing and applying methods, models and human processes to integrate and co-create knowledge across boundaries – disciplinary, sectoral, cultural, geographic – to lead research teams in addressing complex global challenges. I came to this work through problem-based convergent research in the field of nanomaterial environment, health and safety research, which coalesced a broad range of expertise and methods to elucidate what governs nanomaterial behavior and impacts, and translate this understanding into directional guidance for managing potential risks. I have since expanded to facilitate convergent research addressing a broader range of wicked environmental and societal problems, particularly emerging and complex risks characterized by pervasive uncertainty. I draw on my home disciplines of environmental engineering and risk assessment, on the science of team science, and on integration and implementation science (I2S). Methods include data integration, knowledge mapping and network visualization, structured facilitation, and co-establishment of shared language for spanning boundaries in context of a shared goal.


  • BS in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University
  • Professional Masters degree in Environmental Analysis and Decision Making from Rice University,
  • PhD in Environmental Engineering from Duke University

Website(s) & CV

Title: Director, RIEEE, Professor, GES
Department: Geological and Environmental Sciences

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2764

Office address
1117 Peacock Hall
Mailing address
ASU Box 32131, Boone, NC 28608