School of Public Health
Policy and Management
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
Current Research Interests
Race and class determinants of the distribution of health risks associated with air pollution among diverse communities in the United States
structural determinants of environmental health disparities
air pollution and perinatal outcomes
models for community-based environmental health research
social movements, science, and environmental health policy-making
ethics of biomonitoring and exposure assessment
Balazs C, Morello-Frosch R, Hubbard AE, Ray I (2012). Environmental justice implications of arsenic contamination: regression analyses of exposure and compliance in community drinking water systems in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Environmental Health.
Holstius DM, Reid CE, Jesdale BM, Morello-Frosch R (2012). Birth Weight Following Pregnancy During the 2003 Southern California Wildfires.Environmental Health Perspectives doi:10.1289/ehp.1104515.
Shonkoff S, Morello-Frosch R, Pastor M, Sadd JL (2012). “The climate gap: Environmental health and equity implications of climate change and mitigation policies in California- a review of the literature.” Climatic Change, 109(1): 485-503.
Morello-Frosch R, Zuk M, Jerrett M, Shamasunder B, Kyle AD. (2011) “Understanding the cumulative impacts of inequalities in environmental health.”Health Affairs, 30(5):879-887.
Hall L, Iles A, Morello-Frosch R (2012) “Litigating Toxic Risks Ahead of Regulation: Biomonitoring Science in the Courtroom.” Stanford Environmental Law Journal, 31(1):3-47.
Balazs C, Morello-Frosch R, Hubbard A, Ray I (2011) “Social Disparities in Nitrate Contaminated Drinking Water in California’s San Joaquin Valley.”Environmental Health Perspectives. Published ahead of print -. Available at: doi:10.1289/ehp.1002878.
Sadd JL, Pastor M, Morello-Frosch R, Scoggins J, Jesdale B (2011): “Playing It Safe: Assessing Cumulative Impact and Social Vulnerability through an Environmental Justice Screening Method in the South Coast Air Basin, California. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 8: 1441-1459.
Morello-Frosch R, Jesdale B, Sadd J, Pastor M (2010) “Ambient Air Pollution Exposure and Risk of Low Birth Weight in California.” Environmental Health. 9: 44 doi:10.1186/1476-069X-9-44.
Morello-Frosch R, Brody JG, Brown P, Altman RG, Rudel R, Pérez C "Toxic ignorance and right-to-know in biomonitoring results communication: a survey of scientists and study participants." Environmental Health, 2009 Feb 28, 8:6.
Brody JG, Morello-Frosch R, Brown P, Zota A, Pérez C, Rudel R "Linking Exposure Assessment Science with Policy Objectives for Environmental Justice and Breast Cancer Advocacy: The Northern California Household Exposure Study." American Journal of Public Health, Forthcoming.
Zota AR, Rudel RA, Morello-Frosch R, Brody JG "Elevated House Dust and Serum Concentrations of PBDEs in California: Unintended Consequences of Furniture Flammability Standards?" Environmental Science and Technology, 2008, 42(21):8158-64.
Altman R, Morello-Frosch R, Brody J, Rudel R , Brown P, Averick M: Pollution Comes Home and Gets Personal: Cape Cod Women's Experiences of Household Toxic Exposure." Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 2008 49(4):417-35.
Brody JG, Morello-Frosch R, Brown P, Rudel R, Altman R, Frye M, Osimo CC, Pérez C, Seryak L: "Is It Safe?—New Ethics for Reporting Personal Exposures to Environmental Chemicals." American Journal of Public Health, 2007 97:1547-1554.
Morello-Frosch R and Lopez, R: "The Riskscape and the Colorline: Examining the Role of Segregation in Environmental Health Disparities," Environmental Research, 2006 102(2): 181-196.
DeFur PL, Evans GW, Hubal EA, Kyle AD, Morello-Frosch RA, Williams DA: "Vulnerability as a Function of Individual and Group Resources in Cumulative Risk Assessment." Environmental Health Perspectives, 2007 115:817-824.
Morello-Frosch R and Shenassa, E: "The Environmental 'Riskscape' and Social Inequality: Implications for Explaining Maternal and Child Health Disparities."Environmental Health Perspectives, 2006, 114 (8):1150-1153.
Morello-Frosch R and Jesdale, B: "Separate and Unequal: Residential Segregation and Air Quality in the Metropolitan U.S." Environmental Health Perspectives 2006, 113: 386-393.
Pastor M, Morello-Frosch, R, Sadd J: "Breathless: Air Quality, Schools, and Environmental Justice in California." Policy Studies Journal , 2006, 34 (3): 337-362.
Greene A, Morello-Frosch R, Shenassa E: "Inadequate Prenatal Care and Elevated Blood Lead Levels Among Children Born in Providence, Rhode Island: A Population-Based Study." Public Health Reports, 2006, 121: 729-736.
Payne-Sturges D, Gee GC, Crowder K, Hurley BJ, Lee C, Morello-Frosch R, Rosenbaum A, Schultz A, Wells C, Woodruff T, Zenick H. Connecting Social and Environmental Factors to Measure and Track Environmental Health Disparities,Environmental Research, 2006 102(2): 146-153.
Morello-Frosch RA, Pastor M, Sadd J: "Integrating Environmental Justice and the Precautionary Principle in Research and Policy-Making: The Case of Ambient Air Toxics Exposures and Health Risks among School Children in Los Angeles." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2002, 584: 47-68.
Morello-Frosch RA: "The Political Economy of Environmental Discrimination." Environment and Planning C, Government and Policy, 2002, 20:477-496.
Morello-Frosch RA, Pastor M, Porras C, Sadd J: "Environmental Justice and Regional Inequality in Southern California: Implications for Future Research."Environmental Health Perspectives, 2002, 110 (Supplement 2): 149-154.
ESPM 167-PH 160: Environmental Health and Development
PH 202B-ESPM 250: Ethnicity and Culture in Health Status and Behavior