JPB Fellow Sara Wylies latest book: Fractivism: Corporate Bodies and Chemical Bonds talks about the impact of fracking in the United States. In Fractivism she traces the history of fracking and the ways scientists and everyday people are coming together to hold accountable an industry that has managed to evade regulation. Read more.
By JPB Fellow Annie Belcourt. I was an American Indian student pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical psychology in the 1990s, when I realized the stark contrast between my life experiences growing up on my home reservation and those of my non-Native peers. Read more.
José Suaréz Acetylcholinesterase activity and time after a peak pesticide-use period among Ecuadorian children Suarez-Lopez JR, Butcher CR, Gahagan S, Checkoway H, Alexander BH, Al-Delaimy WK. Acetylcholinesterase activity and time after a peak pesticide-use period among Ecuadorian children. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. October 2017. doi:10.1007/s00420-017-1265-4 Agroecology and Health: Lessons from Indigenous Population Suárez-Torres J, Suárez-López JR, López-Paredes D, Morocho H, Cachiguango-Cachiguango LE, Dellai W. (2017). Agroecology and Health: Lessons from Indigenous Populations.…
The School of Public Health at Georgia State University recently inducted two faculty as members of the Gamma Upsilon Chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health. JPB Fellow Christina Fuller is one of them. Read more.
Gina McCarthy was appointed by President Obama in 2009 as assistant administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air and Radiation, and was subsequently named EPA administrator in 2013. A longtime public servant and progressive leader, she previously served as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, deputy secretary of the Massachusetts Office of Commonwealth Development, and undersecretary for policy for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. Watch…
A new report from the NAACP highlights how low-income and Black communities are affected disproportionately from utility companies energy shutoffs relative to the rest of the country. The report uses JPB Fellow Diana Hernandez’s framework of energy justice to support it’s findings. Read more about the report at Color Lines.
Madeleine Scammell, one of the 2014 – 2017 fellows was recently awarded a prestigious ONES award! Read more about Madeleine and the four other 2017 winners here.
Timberland has partnered with Thread International to bring recycled material to their shoes. This partnership not only reduces plastic waste, but brings stable jobs to Haitian communities. – GreenBiz
In a new study, JPB Environmental Health Fellow Diana Ceballos looks to better understand connections betweek home- and work-related exposures in high-risk communities by identifying occupation-specific of home exposure. Learn more here: https://sites.sph.harvard.edu/cressh/y2-pilot-project-2-of-2/
JPB Fellow Christina H. Fuller is an assistant professor in the Division of Environmental Health at Georgia State University’s School of Public Health where she works in the field of air quality exposure assessment and environmental epidemiology. Her research interests include outdoor air pollution, the effects of air pollution on respiratory and cardiovascular health, community-engaged research, urban health and environmental justice. Read more.