1. Brown P, Morello-Frosch R, Zavestoski S (2011) Contested Illnesses: Citizens, Science and Health Social Movements. University of California Press, Berkeley CA.

Recent Chapters in Books and Monographs (Refereed)

  1. Morello-Frosch R, Brown P, Brody JG (Forthcoming 2017) “Democratizing Ethical Oversight of Research through CBPR.” In: CBPR for Health 2nd edition Nina Wallerstein, Bonnie Duran, John Oetzel, Meredith Minkler eds., Jossey Bass Press.
  2. Morello-Frosch R and Pastor M (2016): “Environmental Justice and Vulnerable Populations” in: Environmental Health, Howard Frumkin, ed., Jossey Bass Press.
  3. Morello-Frosch R, Brown P (2014) “Science, Social Justice and Post-Belmont Research Ethics: Implications for Regulation and Environmental Health Science.”  In:  Science and Technology Studies Handbook, Daniel Kleinman and Kelly Moore, eds.
  4. Cordner A, Brown P, Morello-Frosch R (2014). “Health Social Movements” in William Cockerham, Robert Dingwall, and Stella Quah, eds. Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society. Wiley-Blackwell.
  5. Cordner A, Brown P, Morello-Frosch R (2014). “Health” in David Pellow, Joni Adamson, and William Gleason, eds. Keywords in the Study of Environment and Culture, New York University Press.
  6. Morello-Frosch R, Pastor M, Sadd J, Prichard M, Matsuoka M (2012). “Citizens, Science and Data Judo:  Leveraging Secondary Data Analysis to Build a Community-Academic Collaborative for Environmental Justice in Southern California.”  In Methods for Conducting Community-Based Participatory Research in Public Health, Second Edition.  Barbara Israel, Eugenia Eng, Amy Shultz, Edith Parker, eds. University of Michigan, Jossey-Bass Press.
  7. Pastor M, Morello-Frosch R, Sadd J, Scoggins J (2013). “Risky Business: Cap-and-Trade, Public Health, and Environmental Justice.”In, C.G. Boone and M. Fragkias (eds.), Urbanization and Sustainability: Linking Urban Ecology, Environmental Justice and Global Environmental Change, Human-Environment Interactions 3, DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-5666-3_6.
  8. Morello-Frosch R, Brown P, Brody JG, Altman RG, Rudel RA, Zota AR, Pérez C (2011). “Experts, Ethics, and Environmental Justice: Communicating and Contesting Results from Personal Exposure Science.”  In:  Environmental Justice and the Transformation of Science and Engineering, Gwen Ottinger, Benjamin Cohen eds, MIT Press.
  9. Zota AR, Morello-Frosch R (2011) “Maternal and Child Health Disparities.” Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, Elsevier, pp. 630-634

Recent Journal Articles (Refereed)

  1. Casey JA, Karasek, D, Ogburn, EK, Goin D, Dang K, Braveman, PA, Morello-Frosch R (2018) Coal and oil power plant retirements in California associated with reduced preterm birth among populations nearby. American Journal of Epidemiology. Forthcoming.
  2. Casey JA, Karasek, D, Gemmill A, Ogburn, EK, Goin D, Morello-Frosch R (2018) Increase in fertility following coal and oil power plant retirements in California. Environmental Health. Forthcoming.
  3. Wang A, Gerona R, Schwartz JM, Lin T, Sirota M, Morello-Frosch R, Woodruff T (2018). A Suspect Screening Method for Characterizing Multiple        Chemical Exposures among a Demographically Diverse Population of Pregnant Women in San Francisco. Environmental Health Perspectives, In Press.
  4. Varshavsky JR, Morello-Frosch R, Woodruff T, Zota A (2018) Dietary sources of cumulative phthalates exposure among the U.S. general population in NHANES 2005-2014. Environment International
  5. Huang, H, Wang A, Morello-Frosch R, Lam J, Sirota M, Padula A, Woodruff T (2018) Cumulative Risk and Impacts Modeling on Environmental Chemical and Social Stressors. Curr Environ Health Rep. 2018 Feb 13. doi: 10.1007/s40572-018-0180-5.
  6. Carrera JS, Brown P, Brody JG, Morello-Frosch R (2018) Research altruism as motivation for participation in community-centered environmental health research. Social Science and Medicine 2018 Jan;196:175-181
  7. Casey J, James P, Cushing L, Jesdale BM, Morello-Frosch R (2017) Race, ethnicity, and income concentration and 10-year change in urban greenness in the United States. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  2017 Dec 10;14(12). pii: E1546. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14121546.
  8. McHale CM, Osborne G, Morello-Frosch R, Salmon AG, Sandy MS, Solomon G, Zhang L, Smith MT, Zeise L (2017) Assessing Health Risks from Multiple Environmental Stressors: Moving from G×E to I×E, Mutation Research/Reviews in Mutation Research
  9. Vesterinen HM, Morello-Frosch R, Sen S, Zeise L, Woodruff TJ (2017) Cumulative effects of prenatal-exposure to exogenous chemicals and psychosocial stress on fetal growth: systematic-review of the human and animal evidence, PLOS ONE,
  10. Casey JA, Morello-Frosch R, Mennitt DJ, Fristrup K, Ogburn EL, James P. (2017) Race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, residential segregation, and spatial variation in noise exposure in the contiguous United States. Environmental Health Perspectives, DOI:10.1289/EHP898.
  11. Boronow KE, Susmann HP, Krzysztof GZ, Rudel RA,  Arnold KC, Brown P, Morello-Frosch R, Havas L, Brody JG (2017) DERBI: A Digital Method to Help Researchers Offer “Right-to-Know” Personal Exposure Results, Environmental Health Perspectives 125(2) A27-A33.
  12. Ohayon JL, Cousins E, Brown P, Morello-Frosch R, Brody JG. (2017). “Researcher and institutional review board perspectives on the benefits and challenges of reporting back biomonitoring and environmental exposure results.” Environmental Research 153: 140-149. DOI:
  13. Morello-Frosch R, Cushing LJ, Jesdale BM, Schwartz JM, Guo W, Guo T, Wang M, Harwani S, Syrago- Petropoulou SSE, Duong W, Park J-S, Petreas M, Gajek R, Alvaran J, She J, Dobraca D, Das R, Woodruff TJ (2016) Environmental Chemicals in an Urban Population of Pregnant Women and their Newborns from San Francisco. Environ Sci and Technol DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b03492.
  14. Solomon GM, Morello-Frosch R, Zeise L, Faust J (2016) Cumulative Environmental Impacts: Science and Policy to Protect Communities. Annual Review of Public Health. 37:83–96.
  15. Shenassa E, Cohen J, Morello-Frosch R, Payne-Sturges DC (2016) Disparities in U.S. Children’s Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Income Inequality. Nicotine & Tobacco Research DOI:
  16. Sadd JL, Hall E, Pastor M, Morello-Frosch R, Lowe-Liang D, Hayes J, Swanson C. (2015) Ground-Truthing Validation to Assess the Effect of Facility Locational Error on Cumulative Impacts Screening Tools. Geography Journal Volume 2015, Article ID 324683, Available at:
  17. Dodson RE, Camann DE, Morello-Frosch, R, Brody JG, Rudel RA (2015) Semivolatile Organic Compounds in Homes: Strategies for Efficient and Systematic Exposure Measurement Based on Empirical and Theoretical Factors. Environmental Science and Technology. 49 (1), pp 113–122
  18. Shamasunder B, Morello-Frosch R (2015) Scientific Contestations Over ‘Toxic Trespass’: Health and Regulatory Implications of Chemical Biomonitoring. Environmental Studies and Sciences DOI 10.1007/s13412-015-0233-0
  19. Morello-Frosch R, Varshavsky J, Liboiron M, Brown P, Brody J. (2015) The Challenge of Communicating Results in Post-Belmont Era Biomonitoring Studies:  Lessons from Genetics, Biobanking, and Brain Imaging Research. Environmental Research, 136: 363–372
  20. Cushing L, Morello-Frosch R, Wander M, Pastor M (2015) The Haves, the Have-nots and the Health of Everyone: The Relationship Between Social Inequality and Environmental Quality.  Annual Review of Public Health. 36:193–209
  21. Pastor M, Morello-Frosch R Integrating Public Health, Community Development and Civic Engagement to Tackle Neighborhood Distress and Promote Community Well-being (2014) Health Affairs, 33(11) 1890-1896.
  22. Cordner A, Rodgers K, Brown P, Morello-Frosch R (2014) Firefighters and Flame Retardant Activism. New Solutions, Vol. 24(4) 507-530.
  23. Brody JG, Dunagan S, Morello-Frosch R, Brown P, Patton S, Rudel RA (2014) Reporting individual results for biomonitoring and environmental exposures: Lessons learned from environmental communication case studies. Environmental Health 13:40. doi:10.1186/1476-069X-13-40.
  24. Zota A, Shenassa E, Morello-Frosch R. (2013) Does allostatic load modify the association between lead exposure and risk of hypertension?  Environmental Health 2(1):64 doi:10.1186/1476-069X-12-64.
  25. Jesdale B, Morello-Frosch R, Cushing L (2013) The Racial/Ethnic Distribution of Heat Risk-Related Land Cover in Relation to Residential Segregation. Environmental Health Perspectives. 121:811–817.
  26. Sadd J, Morello-Frosch R, Pastor M, Matsuoka M, Prichard M, Carter V (2014) The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Ground-Truth: Methods to Advance Environmental Justice and Researcher-Community Partnerships. Health Education and Behavior, Vol. 41(3) 281–290 (First online in 2013).
  27. English P, Richardson M, Morello-Frosch R, Pastor M, Sadd J, King G, Jesdale B, Jerrett M (2013) “Racial and Income Disparities in Relation to a Proposed Climate Change Vulnerability Screening Method for California.” International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses. 4 (2):1-18.

Rachel Morello-Frosch CV – 2018