Courtney Broaddus

Rachel Morrello-Frosh PhD, MPH

Professor
School of Public Health
Enironmental Science
Policy and Management
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
rmf@berkeley.edu
510-643-4361
 
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
• environmental justice
• models for community-based environmental health research
• social movements, science, and environmental health policy-making
• ethics of biomonitoring and exposure assessment

Key Publications
• 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.
 
Courses
• ESPM 167-PH 160: Environmental Health and Development
• PH 202B-ESPM 250: Ethnicity and Culture in Health Status and Behavior