Dr. Makris works at the intersection of human health and the built environment and has been a consultant and expert in the field since 1993.
As a professor of anatomy, physiology, biology, nutrition, massage, ergonomics and chronic pain, she has a profound understanding of the human body systems and the impact the built environment has on each system. She worked with lawyers, medical professionals, university researchers and communities on defining environmental illness and chemical sensitivity. Dr. Makris was on the forefront of this conversation and preparing original white papers in the early 1990’s when the first toxic mold lawsuit came to the forefront and changed an entire industry.
After years of practicing chiropractic care, Dr. Makris received her Master’s degree in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School in 2005. Her Master’s Thesis was healthy buildings=healthy people. She did her Law internship at the prestigious Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, LLC, and worked on their first Platinum LEED office renovation. She was one of the original founding members of the Chicago US Green Building Council, membership co-chair and LEED workshop coordinator. She is a LEED Green Associate and WELL AP. She has taught workshops on integrated pest management, indoor air quality, healthy eating, ergonomics, work-place relaxation and more.
Her unique background combined with her passion make her an excellent choice for consultations, in-person and webinar trainings, and conference and keynote speaking.
You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.