Toxic Tides

This project will characterize the threats posed by sea level rise (SLR) and flooding of hazardous sites to socially disadvantaged populations through the development, integration and spatial analysis of: high-resolution maps of land areas at risk of inundation; locational information on hazardous sites and presence of toxic materials they store, use, or emit; and social vulnerability indicators derived from housing and census data. We are information on hazardous sites and indicators of social disadvantage into a searchable bilingual (English/Spanish) online mapping interface that provides customizable visualizations and data about SLR projections. 

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Ethics of Report-back in Chemical Biomonitoring

Ethics of Report-back in Chemical Biomonitoring is a project that seeks to advance study participants’ right-to-know and right-to-act to reduce their exposures to environmental chemicals through ethical, accessible and novel strategies for communicating personal exposure results.

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Climate Justice Initiative

The Climate Justice Initiative seeks to assess and temporally track the equity implications and potential co-benefits of California’s diverse climate change laws, specifically greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation activities from stationary and transportation sources that are regulated under California’s GHG reduction programs.

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Women Worker Biomonitoring Collaborative

The Women Worker Biomonitoring Collaborative is the first biomonitoring study to compare exposures to potential breast carcinogens and other endocrine disrupting compounds between women firefighters, nurses and office workers in San Francisco, CA.  In addition to using targeted and non-targeted biomonitoring methods, I am evaluating the impact on biomarkers of early effect (i.e. thyroid hormone disruption and telomere length) of chemical exposures and workplace stress.

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Chemicals in Our Bodies

Chemicals in Our Bodies is a San Francisco-based pregnancy cohort study that is part of UCSF’s PEEC Children’s Environmental Health Center that is examining the fetal growth and developmental impacts of environmental chemicals, exposure to chronic psychosocial stress, and their potential interactive effects.

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Water Equity Science Shop (WESS)

WESS is a community-academic partnership that conducts research and multi-level public health actions tot address the health risks associated with drinking water contamination among California residents in rural, agricultural, and socioeconomically disadvantaged communities that are served by small drinking water systems and private wells that fall outside the purview of drinking water regulations and monitoring requirements.

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