USC researcher applies environmental justice to scholarship

Southern California Environmental Health Study Center

Keck School of Medicine postdoctoral research scholar Dr. Yoshira Ornelas Van Horne developed a framework to systemically apply the principles of Environmental Justice to exposure science. The framework calls for moving away from the traditional “investigator-initiated” approach in exposure sciences towards one that uplifts the knowledge and leadership of communities. The paper, co-authored by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai postdoctoral scholar Dr. Cecilia S. Alcala, was published on March 8, 2022 in the Journal of Exposure Sciences and Environmental Epidemiology

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