Environmental Health Equity
Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Health Equity
Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Engaging the World:
Leading the Conversation on Health Equity
A panel of four Southern California-based researchers whose work is at the intersection of environmental and health equity will discuss the topic of Health Equity and engage in Q&A.
Meet our guests:
Timnit Kefela is a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at ASU whose research focuses on understanding the sources, pathways, and fates of microplastics in urban soils and proximal marine environments. Timit's passion is to make the physical environment for communtities of color healthy regardless of their proximity to the "natural" environment.
Dr. Megan Mullin is Professor of Public Policy at UCLA. She is Faculty Director of the Luskin Center for Innovation, which partners with civic leaders on research to advance equitable public policy addressing environmental challenges. Recent projects focus on the governance and finance of urban water services, public opinion about climate change, and the local politics of climate adaptation.
Dr. Regan Patterson is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UCLA. She is an expert on issues related to environmental justice, transportation equity, and air pollution. She brings a unique combination of research, policy and community engagement skills to the table addressing environmental and climate challenges.
Sandy Sum is a Ph.D. Candidate at UC Santa Barbara in economics and environmental science. She is passionate about combining novel datasets and economic tools to study the health and equity impacts of water scarcity and pollution induced by climate change.