This webinar is hosted by our partners at the California Initiative for Health Equity & Action and is cosponsored by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation.
Wildfires, air toxins, and various other environmental hazards disproportionately burden low-income communities of color and contribute to adverse health outcomes. Urgent action to address environmental inequities is necessary in order to improve community health.
This event will bring together environmental health researchers and community-based advocates to provide insights that can guide policy recommendations and advance environmental health equity. Speakers will discuss environmental justice as it relates to their research surrounding climate change, air quality, and prenatal exposures.
- Amy Padula, Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
- Camila H. Alvarez, PhD, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California, Merced
- Dr. Michael Méndez, Assistant Professor of Environmental Planning and Policy, University of California, Irvine
- Omar Paz Jr., Lead Organizer, North Bay Jobs with Justice