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Maria Morera, Assistant research scientist

Maria Morera

Assistant Research Scientist

PO Box 110540
Gainesville, FL 32611

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Dr. Maria Morera is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication at the University of Florida. She also serves as part of the research core for the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety.

Originally from Miami, Florida, Morera holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in anthropology from the University of Florida and a B.S. in environmental studies with a minor in biology from Florida International University.  She has expertise in the social dimensions of agricultural safety and environmental sustainability.

Her work tracks end-user response to technological innovations.  She relies on ethnographic and survey research methods to explore determinants of injury prevention and conservation behaviors.  She also studies the role of cultural and linguistic responsiveness in effective outreach strategies.  Her collaborations strengthen the UF/IFAS mission by increasing the accessibility and impact of its research and extension products.