Expanding Reach of Occupational Health Knowledge: Contributing Subject-Matter Expertise to Wikipedia as a Class Assignment

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) collaborates with Wiki Education and academic programs in expanding and improving occupational safety and health content. In this paper we describe Wikipedia-based writing assignments in occupational health graduate courses. The Wikipedia assignments were effective in teaching students about occupational health, scientific writing, and science communication. Read more about JPB Fellow Diana Ceballos’ research.

Dr. Lara Cushing Appointed to Fielding Presidential Chair in Health Equity at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Newswise — LOS ANGELES (Oct. 1, 2021) – Dr. Lara Cushing, whose research identifies the disproportionate impacts of harmful environmental exposures on low-income populations and communities of color, has been appointed the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Presidential Chair in Health Equity at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, where Cushing is an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. The endowed chair was established by Dr. Jonathan Fielding, a national…

Tony Reames

Assistant Professor On temporary leave of absence as he serves as a Senior Advisor to the Department of Energy’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity. Urban Energy Justice Lab School for Environment and Sustainability University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI treames@umich.edu www.thegreenscholar.com Fellowship Topic: Exploring Associations between Temperature Exposure, Housing Quality, and Health During the Winter in Energy Poor Households. Tony G. Reames is an assistant professor in the School…

Valerie Newsome Garcia

Former Assistant Professor Department of Medical Education Morehouse School of Medicine Atlanta, GA Fellowship Project: Community Health Analysis in Gentrifying Environments Dr. Valerie Newsome Garcia is former Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Education (Graduate Education in Public Health) at Morehouse School of Medicine. Her research focuses on addressing the social, environmental, and structural determinants of health in underserved communities. She employs the PEN-3 cultural model to identify not…

New publication: The Three E’s Revisited: How Do Community-Based Organizations Define Sustainable Communities and Their Role in Pursuit of?

A sustainable community seeks to protect and enhance the environment, meet social needs, and promote economic success. On average, local governments lack meaningfully connecting their environmental and economic sustainability efforts to equity and social justice. Community-based organizations (CBOs) have emerged as local leaders with a growing capacity for pursuing community sustainability. Read more about JPB Fellow Tony Reames’ research.

CU Boulder receives $1.1 million in EPA grants to reduce public exposure to wildland fire smoke

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have been awarded $1.1 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for two projects to help school districts and communities reduce exposure to harmful pollution from wildland fire smoke. CU Boulder is among nine institutions across the country receiving a combined $7 million under EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program for research to address health risks from wildland fire smoke. “As wildfires become more frequent and…

A Special Edition of ‘Closer Look’: Georgia And Climate Change

A report released Monday by the United Nations says global climate change research is clear: human-caused emissions are accelerating global warming. Quickly cutting those emissions, the report says, will help avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change, which humans need to prepare for. What does this mean for Georgia? In this special edition of “Closer Look,” guests explored the effects of climate change in Georgia and how we can respond to…

New article: Green infrastructure can limit but not solve air pollution injustice

Outdoor air pollution contributes to millions of deaths worldwide yet air pollution has differential exposures across racial/ethnic groups and socioeconomic status. While green infrastructure has the potential to decrease air pollution and provide other benefits to human health, vegetation alone cannot resolve health disparities related to air pollution injustice. We discuss how unequal access to green infrastructure can limit air quality improvements for marginalized communities and provide strategies to move…

Studying Activity and the Built Environment w/ Professor Jennifer Roberts

Public health is and has been top of mind ever since the global coronavirus pandemic took hold, but there’s a side to the study of public health that might not be as salient in our thoughts and that is the impact that our built environment has on our health, wellbeing, and specifically in encouraging and promoting healthy, active living. Dr. Roberts didn’t specifically set out to be an academic and researcher…

JPB Fellow selected to be on the Science Advisory Board at EPA

EPA Announces Selections of Charter Members to the Science Advisory Board Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan announced his selections for membership of the Science Advisory Board (SAB). The committee will be comprised of 22 women and 25 men, including 16 people of color, making it the most diverse SAB since the committee was established. The Administrator’s selections are well-qualified experts with a cross-section of scientific…