Marina works as a senior environmental specialist in the Environmental Health Division, Barnstable County Department of Health, and the Environment and as an assistant professor at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Her areas of expertise are public and environmental health and emergency, risk, and safety management. In addition, she is interested in individualized genetic and environmental factors as they influence public health and environmental health exposures and outcomes. She has written and co-authored several articles on these subjects and has lectured and mentored throughout the New England states.
Brock has received several awards, including the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Excellence Award (2000) and the (Massachusetts) Governor’s Award for toxic use reduction in the design and implementation of an innovative initiative for pollution prevention (P2) in the public sector. Her work in this area has served as a template for a national focus on the safety of chemical management in schools. She was also nominated for the Harvard School of Government’s Innovations in Government Award for facilitating collaborative efforts between local, regional, state, and federal government agencies. She holds an undergraduate degree from Simmons College and an MS in occupational health and safety engineering and emergency management. In 2018 she began work on a Ph.D. in public health and emergency management policy.