Dr. Senick is an expert in energy policy, sustainable development and environmental behavior. She regularly leads inter-disciplinary research on applied topics of climate change exploring the intersectionality of building performance, building occupant behavior and climate. Recent projects have focused on: 1) building and community affordances, heat waves and vulnerable populations; 2) coastal flooding, real estate industry knowledge and market impacts; and 3) detection of health and safety building defects, occupant behavior and indoor air quality. Senick additionally leads the center’s evaluation and market research activities for the NJ Board of Public Utilities, and works with a variety of organizations serving low-income communities to translate and deliver research findings as K-12 STEM workshops.
Myers, Calderón, L., Pavilonis, B., Wang, Z., Xiong, Y., Sorensen-Allacci, M., Plotnik, D., Senick, J., Gong, J., Krogmann, U., Andrews, C. J., & Mainelis, G. (2021). Presence and variability of culturable bioaerosols in three multi‐family apartment buildings with different ventilation systems in the Northeastern US. Indoor Air, 31(2), 502–523. https://doi.org/10.1111/ina.12743
Secondo, Sagona, J. A., Calderón, L., Wang, Z., Plotnik, D., Senick, J., Sorensen-Allacci, M., Wener, R., Andrews, C. J., & Mainelis, G. (2021). Estimating Lung Deposition of Fungal Spores Using Actual Airborne Spore Concentrations and Physiological Data. Environmental Science & Technology, 55(3), 1852–1863. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.0c05540
Tsoulou, Andrews, C. J., He, R., Mainelis, G., & Senick, J. (2020). Summertime thermal conditions and senior resident behaviors in public housing: A case study in Elizabeth, NJ, USA. Building and Environment, 168, 106411–. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106411
Thomas, Calderón, L., Senick, J., Sorensen-Allacci, M., Plotnik, D., Guo, M., Yu, Y., Gong, J., Andrews, C. J., & Mainelis, G. (2019). Investigation of indoor air quality determinants in a field study using three different data streams. Building and Environment, 154, 281–295. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.03.022