Community Engagement Core

Community Engagement Core

MISSION

The Community Engagement Core’s mission is to foster communication and collaboration among environmental health scientists and diverse stakeholders on the role of environmental exposures in children’s health, and strategies to build healthier environments. Through academic-community partnerships, we communicate environmental health research findings to community members, and ensure environmental concerns that affect the community’s health, particularly in East Harlem and the South Bronx, guide the Center’s research. To learn more about our current environmental health initiatives, check out our four focus areas pages below:


Meet Our Team:

Carol Horowitz, MD, MPH, Community Engagement Co-Director

Maida Galvez, MD, MPH, Community Engagement Co-Director

Luz Guel, Community Engagement Coordinator

Sarah Evans, MPH, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Environmental Medicine


Stakeholder Advisory Board

  • The SAB consists of diverse representatives in the environmental health and justice fields that meet quarterly to identify community concerns and collaborate on educational, engagement, and research initiatives.
  • The SAB guides all CEC activities and ensures environmental concerns that affect the community’s health, particularly for residents in East Harlem and the South Bronx, guide the Center’s research.

Educational Materials

Our center is dedicated to educating parents and community members so they may make more informed decisions that protect the health and development of their children.


Learn More About Our Team Science Work: